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Heavy Equipment  Addressed under 1926 Subpart O: Heavy Equipment  All equipment left unattended at night, adjacent to a highway in normal use, or adjacent.

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1 Heavy Equipment  Addressed under 1926 Subpart O: Heavy Equipment  All equipment left unattended at night, adjacent to a highway in normal use, or adjacent to construction areas where work is in progress, shall have appropriate lights or reflectors, or barricades equipped with appropriate lights or reflectors, to identify the location of the equipment.

2 Split Rims  A safety tire rack, cage, or equivalent protection shall be provided and used when inflating, mounting, or dismounting tires installed on split rims, or rims equipped with locking rings or similar devices.

3 Overhead Power Lines  (a)(6)  When working in the vicinity of power lines or energized transmitters:  Except when deenergized and visibly grounded at point of work or  Where insulating barriers, not a part of or an attachment to the equipment or machinery, have been erected to prevent physical contact with the lines:  Lines rated 50 kV or below:  The minimum clearance between the lines and any part of the crane or load shall be 10 feet  For lines rated over 50 kV, minimum clearance between the lines and any part of the crane or load shall be 10 feet plus 0.4 inch for each 1 kV over 50 kV, or twice the length of the line insulator, but never less than 10 feet

4 Site Clearing Activities  Cutting and removing all trees, brush, stumps, vegetation, etc.  Removal of stumps, roots, brush, logs, concrete rubble or other debris  Stripping topsoil from areas

5 Site Clearing  Employees engaged in site clearing shall be protected from hazards of irritant and toxic plants and suitably instructed in the first aid treatment available.  Rollover Guards  All equipment used in site clearing operations shall be equipped with rollover guards meeting OSHA requirements.  Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for material handling equipment.  In addition, rider-operated equipment shall be equipped with an overhead and rear canopy guard meeting the following requirements:  The overhead covering on this canopy structure shall be of not less than 1/8-inch steel plate or 1/4-inch woven wire mesh with openings no greater than 1 inch, or equivalent.  The opening in the rear of the canopy structure shall be covered with not less than 1/4-inch woven wire mesh with openings no greater than 1 inch.

6 Motorized vehicles  Motor vehicles as covered by this part are those vehicles that operate within an off-highway jobsite, not open to public traffic.  Examples include flat bed trucks, pickup trucks, etc. operating on the site (not the road)  This does not apply to earthmoving equipment which is covered under  General requirements.  Brake systems  Lights  Horns  Windshields  Backup alarms  Seats  Seatbelts  Fenders or mud flaps  Inspections  Beginning of each shift check:  Service brakes, including trailer brake connections; parking system (hand brake); emergency stopping system (brakes); tires; horn; steering mechanism; coupling devices; seat belts; operating controls; safety devices, lights, reflectors, windshield wipers, defrosters, fire extinguishers, etc., where such equipment is necessary.  All defects shall be corrected before the vehicle is placed in service.

7 Material Handling Equipment  Bulldozers  Graders  Backhoes

8 Material Handling Equipment  Seat belts shall be provided except on equipment that requires the person to stand or if there are no ROPS  Letter of Interpretation on seatbelt requirements for certain types of equipment.  ROPS required under Subpart W for material handling equipment  Brakes  Fenders  Overhead Protection  When overhead protection is provided on wheel-type agricultural and industrial tractors, then it must meet overhead protection requirements in Subpart W

9 Signs, Signals, and Barricades  (g)(2)  Traffic control signs or devices used for protection of construction workers shall conform to Part VI of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (AMUTCD"), 1988 Edition, Revision 3, September 3, 1993, FHWA-SA or Part VI of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Millennium Edition, December 2000, FHWA, which are incorporated by reference.

10 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices  Published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  Most current edition is 2009  Part 6 covers Temporary Traffic Control which OSHA has incorporated by reference  6A General Requirements  6C Traffic Control Elements  Pedestrian and Worker Safety  Flagger Control  Temporary Traffic Control Devices  Types of Temporary Traffic Control Activities

11 Flagger Requirements  Examples of requirements for Flaggers in construction zones include:  Flagger qualifications  Safety apparel requirements  Hand Signaling Devices  Flagger procedures  Flagger Stations


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