22.214.171.124 Prohibited Climber Wearing Areas
Climbers should not be worn when:
a. Working on the ground
b. Traveling to and from a job
c. Piking poles
d. Walking through underbrush or rough terrain
e. Riding in motor vehicles.
7.7.3 Concrete/Steel Pole Climbing. OSHA standard 29 CFR1926, Subpart M, Fall
Protection requires fall protection for certain working heights above grade. Generally fall
protection has been accepted as the use of a body harness. However with the development of
positive fall protection devices, a positive fall protection system should be provided whenever the
anchor point strength requirement can be met.
Positive fall protection should always be considered.
126.96.36.199 Fall Arresting Device Considerations. A fall arresting device should always be
considered whenever the worker will be working more than 1.8 meters (6 feet) above ground
level on line or substation structures/equipment where a feasible anchor point is available.
Workers should be secured for fall arrest, while climbing or changing work positions, and for
position security while working in place. Where both hands are required for working from a
ladder, the requirements for either fall arrest, position security, or both, will be applied dependent
upon the working height.
188.8.131.52 Fall Arresting Anchor Point. A proper anchor point should be identified and
evaluated by qualified personnel before an appropriate system can be selected. OSHA regulations
indicate that pad eyes, bolt holes, and other sturdy structures, capable of supporting 2,200
kilograms (5,000 pounds) per attached worker, are acceptable.