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SCAFFOLDS (Chapter 296-874, WAC)

New Rule Activity Related Policies

Last Updated: 2/4/13

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Scope.

296-874-200

General requirements for scaffolds.

296-874-20002

Make sure scaffolds are properly designed and constructed.

296-874-20004

Make sure scaffolds are erected, moved, altered, or dismantled by appropriate persons.

296-874-20006

Maintain structural integrity when intermixing scaffold components.

296-874-20008

Make sure platforms are properly planked or decked.

296-874-20010

Make sure platforms meet minimum width requirements.

296-874-20012

Meet these requirements when using shorter platforms to create a longer platform.

296-874-20014

Lay platform planks properly when the platform changes direction.

296-874-20016

Stabilize the ends of platforms.

296-874-20018

Keep platform sag within acceptable limits.

296-874-20020

Provide safe access to scaffolds.

296-874-20022

Make sure portable, hook-on, and attachable ladders meet these requirements.

296-874-20024

Make sure stairway-type ladders meet these requirements.

296-874-20026

Make sure stair towers meet these requirements.

296-874-20028

Make sure stair rails and handrails meet these requirements.

296-874-20030

Make sure ramps and walkways used to access scaffolds meet these requirements.

296-874-20032

Make sure surfaces used to access scaffolds are close enough to use safely.

296-874-20034

Inspect scaffolds and scaffold components.

296-874-20036

Make sure damaged or weakened scaffolds meet minimum strength requirements.

296-874-20038

Make sure scaffolds are properly loaded.

296-874-20040

Protect employees when moving scaffolds.

296-874-20042

Increase employee working level height on scaffolds safely.

296-874-20044

Control loads being hoisted near scaffolds.

296-874-20046

Protect employees from energized power lines.

296-874-20048

Protect employees from weather hazards.

296-874-20050

Protect employees from slipping and tripping hazards.

296-874-20052

Provide fall protection for employees on scaffolds.

296-874-20054

Provide fall protection if a scaffold is too far from the work face.

296-874-20056

Provide specific fall protection for specific types of scaffolds.

296-874-20058

Make sure personal fall arrest systems meet these requirements.

296-874-20060

Make sure vertical lifelines used with personal fall arrest systems meet these requirements.

296-874-20062

Make sure horizontal lifelines used with personal fall arrest systems meet these requirements.

296-874-20064

Make sure guardrail systems meet these requirements.

296-874-20066

Provide falling object protection.

296-874-20068

Provide additional support lines on suspended scaffolds using a canopy for falling object protection.

296-874-20070

Make sure toeboards meet these requirements.

296-874-20072

Train employees who work on a scaffold.

296-874-20074

Train employees who erect, dismantle, operate or maintain scaffolds.

296-874-20076

Retrain employees when necessary.

296-874-300

Suspended scaffolds.

296-874-30002

Make sure suspended scaffolds and scaffold components meet these strength requirements.

296-874-30004

Make sure suspended scaffold outrigger beams meet these requirements.

296-874-30006

Make sure counterweights are safe and used properly.

296-874-30008

Make sure tiebacks meet these requirements.

296-874-30010

Make sure suspended scaffold support devices meet these requirements.

296-874-30012

Make sure scaffold hoists meet these requirements.

296-874-30014

Make sure scaffold hoists retain enough suspension rope.

296-874-30016

Make sure wire rope is in good condition.

296-874-30018

Make sure wire suspension rope connections meet these requirements.

296-874-30020

Make sure wire rope clips are used properly.

296-874-30022

Prevent swaying of two-point and multipoint suspension scaffolds.

296-874-30024

Use emergency escape and rescue devices appropriately.

296-874-30026

Protect suspension ropes from heat or corrosive substances.

296-874-30028

Take precautions while welding.

296-874-30030

Prohibit use of gasoline-powered equipment on suspended scaffolds.

296-874-30032

Meet these requirements when using catenary scaffolds.

296-874-30034

Meet these requirements when using float (ship) scaffolds.

296-874-30036

Meet these requirements when using interior hung scaffolds.

296-874-30038

Meet these requirements when using multilevel suspended scaffolds.

296-874-30040

Meet these requirements when using multipoint adjustable suspension scaffolds.

296-874-30042

Meet these requirements when using needle beam scaffolds.

296-874-30044

Meet these requirements when using single-point adjustable suspension scaffolds.

296-874-30046

Meet these requirements when using two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds (swing stages).

296-874-400

Supported scaffolds.

296-874-40002

Make sure supported scaffolds and scaffold components meet strength requirements.

296-874-40004

Prevent supported scaffolds from tipping.

296-874-40006

Make sure supported scaffolds are properly supported.

296-874-40008

Provide safe access for persons erecting or dismantling supported scaffolds.

296-874-40010

Provide fall protection for persons erecting or dismantling supported scaffolds.

296-874-40012

Meet these requirements when moving mobile scaffolds.

296-874-40014

Meet these requirements when using bricklayers' square scaffolds (squares).

296-874-40018

Meet these requirements when using fabricated frame scaffolds (tubular welded frame scaffolds).

296-874-40020

Meet these requirements when using integral prefabricated scaffold access frames.

296-874-40022

Meet these requirements when using form scaffolds and carpenter's bracket scaffolds.

296-874-40024

Meet these requirements when using horse scaffolds.

296-874-40026

Meet these requirements when using ladder jack scaffolds.

296-874-40028

Meet these requirements when using outrigger scaffolds.

296-874-40030

Meet these requirements when using pole scaffolds.

296-874-40032

Meet these requirements when using pump jack scaffolds.

296-874-40034

Meet these requirements when using repair bracket scaffolds.

296-874-40036

Meet these requirements when using roof bracket scaffolds.

296-874-40038

Meet these requirements when using step, platform and trestle ladder scaffolds.

296-874-40040

Meet these requirements when using tube and coupler scaffolds.

296-874-40042

Meet these requirements when using window jack scaffolds.

296-874-500

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