OSHA Standards. All federal installations must comply with the Code of
Federal Regulations, Title 29, Chapter XVII, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Department of Labor, Part 1910 - Occupational Safety and Health
Standards, Safety requirements, including those not covered by OSHA standards, should
be the latest most stringent standards and practices followed by industrial
organizations. Special attention shall be given to platforms, railings, occupational
noise exposure, means of egress, safety signs, color code and markings, fire protection,
22.214.171.124 Equipment Guards. Guards shall be provided to cover all exposed rotating
shafts, couplings, flywheels, belt sheaves, and driven belts. Safety cages and guards
shall be provided for conveyor belt takeups.
126.96.36.199 Platforms and Stairs. Provide access platforms for operation and maintenance
of all equipment and valves more than 8 feet 0 inches above the floor level. Handrails
and toe guards shall be provided on platforms and floor openings. Stairs shall be
provided where possible in lieu of ladders; landings shall be provided when stair run is
in excess of l2 feet 0 inches. Stairs shall be constructed with abrasive treads or
nosings and, preferably, closed risers.
188.8.131.52 Egress. Not less than two exits shall be provided from catwalks, platforms
longer than 10 to 15 feet in length, boiler aisles, floor levels, and the boiler plant.
Emergency lighting shall be provided for all modes of egress.
National Industrial Safety Codes. The following codes shall apply:
a) ANSI A12 - Safety Requirements for Floor and Wall Openings, Railings,
and Toe Boards.
ANSI A14.3 - Fixed Ladders, Safety Requirements.
ANSI/ASME B20.1 - Conveyors and Related Equipment.
ANSI/ASME B30.2 - Overhead and Gantry Cranes.
ANSI/ASME B30.6 - Derricks.
ANSI B30.11 - Monorails and Underhung Cranes.