29 CFR 1926.952 - Mechanical equipment.

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§ 1926.952 Mechanical equipment.
(a) General.
(1) Visual inspections shall be made of the equipment to determine that it is in good condition each day the equipment is to be used.
(2) Tests shall be made at the beginning of each shift during which the equipment is to be used to determine that the brakes and operating systems are in proper working condition.
(3) No employer shall use any motor vehicle equipment having an obstructed view to the rear unless:
(i) The vehicle has a reverse signal alarm audible above the surrounding noise level or:
(ii) The vehicle is backed up only when an observer signals that it is safe to do so.
(b) Aerial lifts.
(1) The provisions of § 1926.556, subpart N of this part, shall apply to the utilization of aerial lifts.
(2) When working near energized lines or equipment, aerial lift trucks shall be grounded or barricaded and considered as energized equipment, or the aerial lift truck shall be insulated for the work being performed.
(3) Equipment or material shall not be passed between a pole or structure and an aerial lift while an employee working from the basket is within reaching distance of energized conductors or equipment that are not covered with insulating protective equipment.
(c) Cranes and other lifting equipment.
(1) All equipment shall comply with subparts CC and O of this part, as applicable.
(2) Use of digger derricks must comply with § 1910.269 (in addition to 29 CFR part 1926, subpart O) whenever 29 CFR part 1926, subpart CC, excludes such use in accordance with § 1926.1400(c)(4).
(3) With the exception of equipment certified for work on the proper voltage, mechanical equipment shall not be operated closer to any energized line or equipment than the clearances set forth in § 1926.950(c) unless, in addition to the requirements in § 1926.1410:
(i) The mechanical equipment is insulated, or
(ii) The mechanical equipment is considered as energized.
Note to paragraph (c)(3):
In accordance with 29 CFR 1926.1400(g), compliance with 29 CFR 1910.269(p) will be deemed compliance with §§ 1926.1407 through 1926.1411, including § 1926.1410.
[44 FR 8577, Feb. 9, 1979 , 75 FR 48135, Aug. 9, 2010; 78 FR 32116, May 29, 2013]

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  • 2013-11-06; vol. 78 # 215 - Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    1. 78 FR 66641 - Incorporation by Reference; Accident Prevention Signs and Tags; Correction
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      Correcting amendments.
      Effective on November 6, 2013.
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Title 29 published on 2013-07-01

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  • 2014-02-10; vol. 79 # 27 - Monday, February 10, 2014
    1. 79 FR 7611 - Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification
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      Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
      Submit comments to this proposed rule, including comments to the information-collection (paperwork) determination (described under the section titled “Agency Determinations”), hearing requests, and other information by March 12, 2014. All submissions must bear a postmark or provide other evidence of the submission date.
      29 CFR Part 1926