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  1. Mechanized Equipment

  2. Subpart G, Most Frequently Cited (1999) • 1926.602(a)(9)(ii) No reverse alarm signal on earthmoving equipment • 1926.602(a)(9)(I) No horn on bi-directional machinery • 1926.602c)(1)(vi) Industrial trucks not in compliance with ANSI B56.1-1969 • 1926.602c)(1)(vii)(A) Use of safety platform

  3. 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

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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

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

  8. 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

  9. Lifting Equipment • Lift truck operators must adhered to load capacity and ensure it is posted • Modifications have to be approved • Training as required in 1910.178(l) • Lifting personnel requires: * Safety platform secured, power shut off, and falling object protection

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Site Clearing • Protection from toxic plants • Equipment must have rollover guards and overhead and rear canopy guards

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Subpart W, Most Commonly Cited (1999) • 1926.1000(b) Not providing ROPS on equipment after 9/1/ 72 • 1926.1000(e) Labeling of ROPS

  16. Subpart W, ROPS • Meet criteria in 1926.1001 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