Walking shall be prohibited along the sides of covered lighters
or barges with coamings or cargo more than five feet (1.52 m) high
unless a three-foot (.91 m) clear walkway or a grab rail or taut
handline is provided.
or working shall be prohibited on the decks of barges
loaded unless the walking or working surfaces have been determined by
visual inspection to be structurally sound and maintained properly. If,
while discharging a barge, an unsound deck surface is discovered, work
shall be discontinued and shall not be resumed until means have been
taken to ensure a safe work surface.
[62 FR 40101, July 25, 1997; 65 FR 40944, June 30, 2000]