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Access (2019)

Start:Jun 23, 2024

Duration:5 Minutes

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will increase the ability to apply Cal/OSHA safety standards for the construction industry.

Description: This Navitent will increase the successfulness of applying OSHA's safety standards. This information was taken from the 2019 Cal/OSHA Pocke ... Read More

Summary: Safety Made Simple

Step 1

This Navitent outlines CAL/OSHA's Regulated Means of Access on your construction site. The employer must provide safe access to and from all work levels or surfaces. The topics covered include:

-Stairways, Ramps, or Ladders
-Aerial Devices
-Elevating Work Platforms
-Industrial Trucks
-Personnel Hoists
-Ramps And Run Ways
-Stairway Installation
-Prohibited Routes

For the next ten steps select the 'Successful' response when you have read and understand the information presented.

Select 'Successful' now if you are ready to begin.

Step 2

Stairways, Ramps, or Ladders

Stairways, ramps, or ladders must be provided at all points where a break in elevation of 18 inches or more occurs in a frequently traveled passageway, entry, or exit.

Step 3

Aerial Devices

Aerial devices, such as cherry pickers and boom trucks, may be vehicle-mounted or self-propelled and used to position employees, tools, and materials.

Step 4

Elevating Work Platforms

Elevating work platforms, such as vertical towers and scissor lifts, are designed to raise and hold a work platform in a substantially vertical axis.

Step 5

Industrial Trucks

Industrial trucks, such as rough terrain forklifts, may be used to elevate and position workers under specific conditions.

Step 6


Elevators (construction) are required as follows:
a. For structures or buildings 60 ft. or more above ground level or 48 ft. below ground level.
b. At demolition sites of seven or more stories or 72 ft. or more in height.

Note: Elevators must be inspected and tested in the presence of a DOSH representative before use. A permit from DOSH is required before operating.

Step 7

Personnel Hoists

Personnel hoists may be used at special construction sites, such as bridges and dams, if approved by a registered engineer.

Step 8


Ladders can be used to gain access to working surfaces above and below ground level under certain conditions.

Step 9

Ramps And Run Ways

Ramps and run ways provide means of access for foot or vehicle traffic.

Step 10

Stairways Installation

Stairways must be installed in buildings that have two or more stories or are 24 ft. or more in height.
a. For buildings of two or three stories, at least one stairway is required.
b. For buildings of more than three stories, two or more stairways are required.

Step 11

Prohibited Routes

The following routes of access are prohibited:
a. Endless belt-type man lifts.
b. Single-cleat ladders more than 30 ft. or double-cleat ladders more than 24 ft. long.
c. Cleats nailed to studs.
d. Rides on loads, hooks, slings, or concrete buckets of
derricks, hoists, or cranes.

Step 12

How much did this Navitent help you to understand the Regulated Means of Access on your construction site, including:

-Stairways, Ramps, or Ladders
-Aerial Devices
-Elevating Work Platforms
-Industrial Trucks
-Personnel Hoists
-Ramps And Run Ways
-Stairway Installation
-Prohibited Routes

Select your response below.

Note: while you don't need to remember all the information in this Navitent, you do need to remember that it is in your Navitent library to refer to when you need it. Go to the Title 8 regulations in the CA Code of Regulations and to the CA Labor Code for detailed information regarding the scope, specifications, and exceptions of a particular regulation and for other requirements that may be applicable to their operations.

Elements (1)

Cal/OSHA Pocket Guide (2022)

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