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Aerial Devices and Elevating Work Platform Equipment (2019)

Start:Sep 27, 2023

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

The next Steps cover Cal/OSHA safety regulations for Aerial Devices and Elevating Work Platform Equipment.

The topics we will cover are:

-General Safety Requirements
-Elevating Work Platform Equipment
-Information That Must Be Displayed
-Design Standards

After each of the next 4 Steps, select the 'Successful' response to indicate that you have read and understand the Step.

Select 'Successful' now and proceed.

Step 2

General Safety Requirements

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

General safety requirements are as follows:

-Only authorized persons may operate aerial devices

-Aerial devices must not rest on any structure

-Controls must be tested before use

-Workers must stand only on the floor of the basket. No planks, ladders, or other means are allowed to gain greater heights

-A fall protection system must be worn and attached to the boom or basket

-Brakes must be set when employees are elevated.

-An aerial lift truck must not be moved when an employee is on the elevated boom platform except under conditions listed in the California Code of Regulations.

Step 3

Elevating Work Platform Equipment

Elevating work platform equipment, such as vertical tower, scissor lift, and mast-climbing work platform may be used to position employees and materials.

General safety requirements are as follows:

-The platform deck shall be equipped with a guardrail or other structure around its upper periphery. Where the guardrail is less than 39 inches high, a personal fall protection system is required

-The platform shall have toeboards at sides and ends

-No employee shall ride, nor tools, materials, or equipment be allowed on a traveling elevated platform

-Units shall not be loaded in excess of the design working load

Step 4

Information That Must Be Displayed

The following information must be displayed on the device:

-Manufacturer’s name, model, and serial number

-Rated capacity at the maximum platform height and maximum platform travel height

-Operating instructions

-Cautions and restrictions

Step 5

Design Standards

Devices must be designed to applicable American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.

Note: See clearances for operations near high-voltage conductors in the Navitent titled 'Electrical' located in ‘Related’ above.

Step 6

How much did this Navitent help you to understand the CaL/OSHA safety regulations for Aerial Devices and Elevating Work Platform Equipment, specifically the:

-General Safety Requirements
-Elevating Work Platform Equipment
-Information That Must Be Displayed
-Design Standards

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.

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Cal/OSHA Pocket Guide (2022)

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