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1 A10 Accredited Standards – Impact on SH&E Professionals ASSE - Secretariat June 19, 2009

2 06/19/09 Agenda ●A10 ASC Background ●Organizational Structure ●Standards & Projects Update

3 06/19/09 Protecting Workers and the Public ●Writes, Interprets Voluntary National Consensus Standards Regarding Workplace Hazards ●Provides Guidance as Well as Technical Information to Safety, Health & Environmental Professionals A10 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Serves Construction and Demolition Industry

4 06/19/09 A10 ASC: Respected, Influential ●“Ahead of Curve” ●Adopts Good Science, Technology ●Informs National, State Agencies (e.g., OSHA) ●Supports Contracts and Work Agreements in Private Sector ●Fair, Open Process Ensures Consensus ●All Parties Have Opportunity to Participate in Development of Standards

5 06/19/09 Pieces to Standards Puzzle ●American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ●Promotes Standardization of All U.S. Production to Enhance Global Position ●ANSI Members ●More Than 1,000 Volunteer Organizations (Commercial, Governmental, Union, Institutional, etc.) ●A10 ASC: One of Longest-Serving Committees ●A10 ASC ●67 National Private, Public Organizations; 48 Accredited Standards and Projects ●Secretariat: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) ●Subgroups: Draft Documents; Provide Technical Guidance

6 06/19/09 How National Governmental Agencies Use ANSI Standards ●Voluntary National Consensus Standards Can Be Used for Federal, State, Local Regulations – How is this done? ●National Level Draws Most Attention Because of OHSA’s Impact on SH&E Professionals ●Laws / Guidelines Require Agency Review of Voluntary Consensus Standards During Proposed Rulemaking

7 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A X: Planning for Construction and Demolition Operations Safety and Health ●Scope Not Filed; Standard Not Approved ●A XX: Safety, Health and Environmental Training ●Addresses Processes to Provide Effective Safety, Health, Environmental Training on Construction / Demolition Sites ●Scope Filed; Standard Failed Recent Ballot ●A : Powder-Actuated Fastening Systems Schofield ●Provides Safety Requirements for Powder-Actuated Fastening System (Tool or Machine) That Propels Stud, Pin, Fastener or Other Object for Purpose of Affixing, by Penetration, to Hard Structural Material ●Subgroup Resolving Committee Ballots and Public Comments

8 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : Personnel Hoists ●Applies to Non-Integral Hoists and Elevators ●Standard Approved, Published, Current ●A : Material Hoists ●Applies to Material Hoists ●Standard Approved, Published, Current

9 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : Demolition Operations ●Applies to Demolition of Buildings, Other Structures ●Intended to Be Complete in Itself, Except That Any Incidental Demolition Devices, Equipment, Activities Shall Be in Accord With ASC and Other Appropriate Standards

10 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : (R2005) Blasting ●Provides Minimum Recommendations With Regard to Transportation, Storage, Handling, Use of Commercial Explosives, Blasting Agents ●Standard Reaffirmed 2005 ●A : Scaffolding ●Addresses Requirements for Scaffolds, Not Including Permanently Installed Suspended Systems or Aerial Platforms ●Exception: Other Devises, Methods May Be Permitted in Specified Circumstances ●Standard Current ●One of the most-commonly Sited Standard by OSHA

11 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : Concrete & Masonry Construction ●Establishes Safety Requirements On All On-Site Concrete Construction and Masonry Work, Including Requirements for Specialty Operations ●Standard Published August 2004 ●A : Space Heating Devices ●Provides Minimum Safety Requirements for Devices and Equipment of Temporary and Portable Design ●Standard Published August 2004

12 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : (R1998) Safety Nets ●Establishes Safety Requirements for Personnel and Debris Nets ●Standard Is Past 5-Year Cycle; No Consensus on Reaffirmation or Revision ●A : (R2005) Excavation ●Applies to All Open Excavations Requiring Worker and / or Property Protection, Including Trenches ●ANSI Approved January 2005

13 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : Steel Erection ●Establishes Safety Requirements for Structural Steel, Plate Steel, Steel Joist and Metal Deck at a Final, In-Place Field Site ●Standard Current and Printed ●Interpretation, Amendment, Correction Approved by Committee January 2001 ●ANSI/ASSE A10.14: Withdrawn – Fall Protection Systems ●Standard Withdrawn by ANSI in 2002

14 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : (R2005) Marine Dredging ●Applies to Any Vessel Fitted With Machinery to Remove or Relocate Material From or in Body of Water ●Standard Reaffirmed 2005 ●A (R2001): Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons ●Establishes Safety Requirements, Including Environmental Control, Related Facilities, Fire Prevention, Hoisting, Haulage, Electrical Drilling and Blasting, and Compressed Air Work ●Not Intended to Apply to Mining or Quarrying ●Standard Reaffirmed in 2001

15 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A Asphalt / Pavement Construction ●Applies to Hot-Mix Asphalt Operations for Construction and Resurfacing ●Standard Published in 2005 ●A : Temporary Floor & Wall Openings, Railings and Toeboards ●Establishes Rules and Safety Requirements, Including Unprotected Edges Such as Low- Slope Roofs

16 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : Pile Installation & Extraction Operations ●This standard intends to prevent injuries and illness among workers exposed to hazards associated with pile driving and extraction operations. It also serves as one of many guides for contractors and labor and equipment manufacturers in the construction and demolition industry.

17 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : Rope-Guided and Non-Guided Hoists ●Establishes Safety Requirements for Temporary Systems Used to Transport People to and From Working Elevations, and Is Restricted to Use in Special Situations

18 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : Roofing ●Establishes Safe Operating Practices for Installation and Removal of Hot Bitumen Low- Sloped Roofs

19 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : Sanitation ●Establishes Practices for Construction and Demolition Operations ●Committee Ballot and Public Review Completed, Will be Published Summer 2009 ●A X: Emergency Medical and Rescue Procedures For Construction Sites ●Addresses Need for Emergency Medical Procedures on Sites ●Subgroup Working on Comments ●Ballot and Public Review Complete

20 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : (R2005) Asphalt Mixing Plants ●Provides Recommendations Concerning Design, Manufacture, Operating Processes And Equipment Associated With Production of Hot Asphalt Mixing Facilities ●Standard Published 2005 ●A : Crane or Derrick Suspended Work Platforms ●Applies to Platforms Suspended From Load Lines to (1) Perform Work at Elevations That Cannot Be Reached by Other Scaffolds or Aerial Platforms, or (2) Transport Personnel to Elevations Where Other Means Are Unsafe or Impractical ●Standard Published August 2004

21 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A X: Safe Use of Aerial Lifts ●Covers Purchase, Rental, Maintenance, Use and Training ●Subgroup Working on Definitions and Outline ●Scope Filed With ANSI

22 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : Digger Derricks ●Applies to Special, Multi-Purpose Vehicle-Mounted Machines (Digger Derricks), Which Accommodate Components That Dig Holes, Set Poles and Position Items ●Excludes General-Purpose Cranes ●Establishes Requirements for Specifications and Dimensions, and Defines Responsibilities for Manufacturer, Distributor, Installer, Owner, User and Operator

23 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A10.32: Fall Protections System ●Establishes Performance Criteria, Guidelines, Recommendations for Fall Arrest, Restraint, Positioning, Climbing, Descending, Rescue, Escape, Training, etc. ●Standard Excludes Lineman’s Body Belts, Window Washer’s Belts, Pole Straps, Chest / Waist Harnesses, Sports Equipment ●Standard Approved – Being Finalized

24 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A (R2004): Safety and Health Program ●Establishes Minimum Elements and Activities of a Program Where a Single Project Constructor Supervises and Controls Project ●Standard Approved and Published August 2004 ●A : (R2005) Public Protection ●Provides Recommended Elements and Activities of a Control Plan to Protect Public Safety ●Standard Approved and Current ●Standard May was Subject of Educational Outreach Effort

25 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A X: High Pressure Hydro Blasting ●Applies to Water Blasting (Jetting) of 1,000 PSIG (6.90 MPa) and Above, Used for Cleaning, Maintenance, Construction, Repair, Cutting and / or Demolition Work ●Scope Filed With ANSI – In limbo at this point ●A X: Railroad Safety ●Provides Minimum Safety Requirement Covering Performance of Potential Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA) for Railroad Construction, Inspection, Analysis and Demolition Machinery, Equipment, Tools ●In limbo at this point

26 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : Debris Nets ●Establishes Safety Requirements for Design, Selection, Installation and Use, Including Temporary Containment of Debris From Deteriorating Structures ●Standard Is 9 Years Old; Subgroup Working on Revisions. Draft to Review Summer 2006 ●A : Safety Program Elements ●Establishes Minimum Elements of Safety & Health Program for Employees ●Standard Is Current

27 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : (R2005) Safety Audits ●Identifies Minimum Performance Elements to Enable Competent Evaluation of Construction Safety & Health Program ●Standard Reviewed and Reaffirmed February 2005 ●A : Ergonomics ●Establishes Action Triggers for Recognized Hazards, Including Excessive Force, Repetition, Awkward Postures, Vibration and Contact Stress ●Although Standard Is Approved, Controversy ands opposition remains

28 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A X: Equipment Operator and Supervisor Qualifications and Responsibilities ●Establishes Qualifications of Construction Equipment Operators as Well as Qualifications And Responsibilities of Individuals Whose Duties Include Ensuring Safety & Health of Construction Equipment Operators ●Scope Filed With ANSI. Draft Summer 2009? ●A : Rigging Supervisor, Riggers Signalmen Qualifications and Responsibilities ●Establishes Minimum Criteria of Knowledge and Performance Requirements ●Standard Is Being Revised

29 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A X: Confined Spaces ●Addresses Procedures For Entry ●Scope Filed With ANSI. Draft Summer 2009? ●A : Lockout / Tagout ●Addresses LOTO Procedures ●Works in conjunction with Z244.1

30 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A : Hearing Loss Prevention ●Establishes Criteria for Prevention Programs

31 06/19/09 Standards & Projects: Status, Update ●A X: Highway Construction ●Establishes Criteria for Safety Practices ●Public Review and Ballot Complete ●Should be Published Summer of 2009 ●A X: Tower Erection ●Defines Minimum Standards for Construction, Demolition, Maintenance of Telecommunications Towers ●Scope Filed With ANSI ●Not Yet Drafted


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