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| Standard Number:||1926.552(c)(16)|
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All personnel hoists used by employees shall be constructed of materials and components which meet the specifications for materials, construction, safety devices, assembly, and structural integrity as stated in the American National Standard A10.4-1963, Safety Requirements for Workmen's Hoists. The requirements of this paragraph (c)(16) do not apply to cantilever type personnel hoists.Question (2): Are construction employers required by OSHA to comply with the ANSI A10.4-2004 standards?
employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees...Under the General Duty Clause, employers are responsible for taking feasible steps to prevent/correct a recognized serious hazard. ANSI or other industry consensus standards can be evidence that the industry recognizes a serious hazard associated with a particular area or work procedure and that there are feasible means of preventing/correcting it.
Sec. 5(a) Each employer The contractor (employer) who rents personnel hoists for use in construction activities would be required to comply with all applicable OSHA requirements, including those in 29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart N that pertain to personnel hoists.
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(2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.
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