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1 SUBPART G, O, and W Signs, Mechanized Equipment and Rollover Georgia Institute of Technology Presented By: Thomas Dean (404)

2 Most Frequently Cited (1999) (g)(1) Traffic signs at point of hazard (a)(4) Flag person-warning garments (a)(1) Flag person/traffic control

3 Accident Prevention Signs Signs and symbols must be visible Promptly removed when hazard no longer exists Must meet design criteria

4 Danger and Caution Signs Danger Signs Immediate hazard exists Red for upper panel with black outline and white lower panel Caution Signs Warn of potential hazards or practices Yellow as color, black upper panel and borders with yellow lettering

5 Exit Signs Must have legible red letters (six inches high) White field Stroke of letters must be.75 inch wide

6 Safety Instruction Signs White with green upper panel with white lettering to convey principal message Additional lettering in black

7 Construction Signs All traffic control signs or devices used for the protection of workers must conform with Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (ANSI D )

8 Accident Prevention Signs Temporary means to warn employees of an existing hazard (defective tools, equipment) Not a substitute for signs Must meet requirements ofZ and Z

9 Accident Prevention Signs BackgroundSafety ColorsCopy Specification WhiteRedDo not Operate WhiteBlack and RedDanger YellowBlackCaution WhiteBlackOut of Order

10 Signaling Flagmen are required when barriers can not provide suitable protection Signaling must conform to ANSI D (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Signals- red flag/paddles (18” square) Flagman must wear red/orange vest

11 Barricades Barricades for the protection of employees must comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways

12 Subpart G, Most Frequently Cited (1999) (a)(9)(ii) No reverse alarm signal on earthmoving equipment (a)(9)(I) No horn on bi- directional machinery c)(1)(vi) Industrial trucks not in compliance with ANSI B c)(1)(vii)(A) Use of safety platform

13 Motor Vehicles and Mechanized Equipment All motor vehicles left unattended at night must: Have lights or reflectors Barricades with lights Parking brake must be set and wheels chocked on incline Cab glass must be safety glass or equivalent

14 General Requirement for Motor Vehicles A safety tire rack must be used when mounting, removing, or inflating split frame wheels All components of heavy equipment must be blocked before employees perform maintenance Must comply with 550(a)(15)

15 Motor Vehicles Braking systems (service, emergency, and parking) must be operable Lights dependent upon visibility as needed (minimum: head/tail lights) Operable brake lights Audible warning device (may include back up alarm or spotter)

16 Motor Vehicles Cabs must have windshield/wipers Cab shield or canopy (if loaded with power equipment) Employee transportation: seats/belts Operating levers to dump/hoist equipped with latch Trip handles arranges to maintain clearance of operators

17 Motor Vehicles Fenders for rubber tire equipment (in some cases mud flaps accepted) Inspections are required. Inspect brakes, tires, horn, steering, seating, operating devices.

18 Earthmoving Equipment Equipment includes: scrapers, loaders, tractors,bulldozers, graders and similar Seat belts (Society of Auto Engineers) Access and grade must be safe ROPS (under subpart W) Brakes must hold the full load Audible alarm and reverse alarm Power Shovel Association Standards apply for excavating equipment

19 Lifting Equipment Lift truck operators must adhered to load capacity and ensure it is posted Modifications have to be approved Training as required in (l) Lifting personnel requires: * Safety platform secured, power shut off, and falling object protection

20 Pile Driving Equipment Boilers and piping must meet standards of ASME, Power Boilers I, Pressure Vessels (PV, Section VIII) Overhead protection Stop blocks for leads A blocking device Guarded to prevent the cable from jumping out of sheaves

21 Pile Driving Equipment Safety chains to prevent line thrashing Two shut off valves (one lever type) Maintain stability of rigs (i.e.: guys) Designated person for signals Keep clear during hoist and blowout Access pits need to have ladders and curbs

22 Site Clearing Protection from toxic plants Equipment must have rollover guards and overhead and rear canopy guards

23 Marine Ops./Equipment Material Handling covered under 1918 Adequate access to barges (secured) Gangways must be: illuminated, have no obstructions Decks must be maintained in safe condition and safe for passage

24 Marine Ops./Equipment Provisions for rendering first aid must comply with subpart D Coast Guard approved 30” life ring with at least a 90’ of line and a ladder must be provided Coast guard approved vest for working near unguarded edges

25 Subpart W, Most Commonly Cited (1999) (b) Not providing ROPS on equipment after 9/1/ (e) Labeling of ROPS

26 Subpart W, ROPS Meet criteria in and 1002 If removed, replacement bolts must at least equivalent to the original ROPS labeling (manufacturer, model, and designated model to fit) Other requirements accepted for: State of California, Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Department of Interior


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