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Subpart C. General Safety and Health Provisions 29 CFR 1926. 1926.20 – General Safety & Health Provisions. Accident prevention programs which include frequent and regular inspections of the job sites, materials, and equipment shall be made by a COMPETENT person

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subpart c

Subpart C

General Safety and Health Provisions

29 CFR 1926

1926 20 general safety health provisions
1926.20 – General Safety & Health Provisions
  • Accident prevention programs which include frequent and regular inspections of the job sites, materials, and equipment shall be made by a COMPETENT person
  • Any unsafe equipment, tools, materials, or machinery shall be locked or tagged to make them unusable or completely removed from the jobsite.
1926 20 con t
1926.20 con’t
  • ONLY employees qualified by training or experience shall be allowed to operate equipment or machinery (e.g. forklifts)
1926 21 safety training and education
1926.21 – Safety Training and Education
  • The employer is responsible for implementing safety & health program
  • The employer shall instruct all employees in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and relevant regulations
  • Employees required to use poisons, caustics, or other harmful substances shall be instructed about safe handling and use, as well as personal hygiene and required PPE
1926 21 con t
1926.21 con’t
  • On job sites where plants and animals pose a hazard, employees shall receive instructions related to safety issues
  • All employees required to enter into confined spaces shall receive appropriate training and PPE (major concern when dealing with welding and cutting)
1926 22 23 24
1926.22, .23, .24
  • Recording & reporting of injuries (.22)
  • First aid and medical attention (.23) covered in Subpart D
  • Fire protection and prevention (.24) covered in Subpart F
1926 25 housekeeping
1926.25 -- Housekeeping
  • During construction all debris shall be kept cleared from work areas
  • Combustible scrap shall be removed regularly
  • Appropriate containers shall be provided for the collection & separation of construction waste
1926 26 illumination
1926.26 -- Illumination
  • All work areas shall contain adequate lighting
1926 27 sanitation
1926.27 -- Sanitation
  • Covered under Subpart D
1926 28 personal protective equipment ppe
1926.28 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • The EMPLOYER is responsible for requiring the wearing of appropriate PPE where deemed necessary
1926 33 access to employee exposure medical records
1926.33 – Access to Employee Exposure & Medical Records
  • See 1910.1020
  • Summary – the employee or designated representative of the employee shall be granted access to the medical records in a timely manner after request is made
1926 34 means of egress
1926.34 – Means of Egress
  • Exits shall be maintained free of any barriers which might hinder an unobstructed escape from the structure
  • Exits shall be clearly marked and if not obvious…access to these exits shall also be clear and visible
1926 35 employee emergency action plan
1926.35 – Employee Emergency Action Plan
  • The emergency action plan shall be in writing
  • They shall contain certain minimum elements [see 1926.35 (b) (1)] & Goetsch page 435
  • The employer shall have and train employees on the alarm system used for various emergencies (evacuation, fire, hazardous weather conditions)
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References

Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1926, Subtitle B - Regulations Relating to Labor, Chapter XVII - Occupational Safety and Health Administration. CCH (2008) with Amendments as of January 2008

Goetsch, D.L. (2003) Construction Safety and Health. Pearson Education Inc. Prentice Hall.