6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
Ensure protective ointments are not of a type that can damage rubber protective
apparel. Keep emergency water sources on hand for flushing of irritant substances
which could spill on the body, such as battery acid when working in a battery room.
Keep sun-blocking ointments on hand when working outdoors.
POLE/TREE CLIMBING AND FALL PROTECTION.
Personal Protective Equipment. Pole and tree climbing requires additional
personal protective equipment to prevent falls. Items appropriate for work on a wood
pole are shown in Figure 4-1.
Figure 4-1. Personal Protective Equipment for Working on a Pole
Climbing Personal Protective Equipment.
18.104.22.168 Use climbers meeting ASTM F 887, Specifications for Personal Climbing
22.214.171.124 Refer to Chapter 10 for requirements for the use of climbing personal
Fall Protection Personal Protective Equipment.
4-8.3.1 Use of fall protection equipment is required in all instances while climbing or
changing positions on poles or towers. Four types of fall protection are used to handle
various fall situations as shown in Figure 4-2. Fall arrest equipment is effective only if
adequate anchoring has been identified by a qualified person.