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| Standard Number:||1926.250; 1926.250(a)(1); 1926.250(b); 1926.250(b)(6); 1926.250(b)(7)|
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All materials stored in tiers shall be stacked, racked, blocked, interlocked or otherwise secured to prevent sliding, falling, or collapse. [Emphasis added]Section 1926.250(a)(1) governs "[a]ll materials stored in tiers." Specifically, it sets forth the intent of the standard ("to prevent sliding, falling, or collapse" of all materials) and direction on how to meet its requirement ("stacked, racked, blocked, interlocked, or otherwise secured").
Brick stacks shall not be more than 7 feet in height. When a loose brick stack reaches a height of 4 feet, it shall be tapered back 2 inches in every foot of height above the 4-foot level.Section 1926.250(b)(7) states:
When masonry blocks are stacked higher than 6 feet, the stack shall be tapered back one-half block per tier above the 6-foot level.By their terms, both Sections 1926.250(b)(6) and 1926.250(b)(7) apply a tapering requirement to stacks of bricks or block; they do not, however, refer to the use of securing methods that use a fundamentally different system of preventing the material from becoming unstable and sliding, falling, or collapsing.
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