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| Standard Number:||1910.27; 1910.27(d)(1)(i); 1910.27(d)(1)(ii); 1910.27(d)(5)|
Cages or wells (except on chimney ladders) shall be built, as shown on the applicable diagrams, covered in detail in figures D-7, D-8, and D-9, or of equivalent construction.29 CFR 1910.27(d)(1)(ii) states:
Cages or well (except as provided in subparagraph (5) of this paragraph) conforming to the dimensions shown in figures D-7, D-8, and D-9 shall be provided on ladders of more than 20 feet to a maximum unbroken length of 30 feet.29 CFR 1910.27(d)(5) states:
Ladder safety devices may be used on tower, water tank, and chimney ladders over 20 feet in unbroken length in lieu of cage protection. No landing platform is needed in these cases. All ladder safety devices such as those that incorporate lifebelts, friction brakes, and sliding attachments shall meet the design requirements of the ladders which they serve.In response to your specific question, OSHA may issue citations to employers who are in violation of the OSHA standards including 1910.27(d)(1)(i) and 1910.27(d)(1)(ii) that reference Figures D-7, D-8, and D-9.
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