A description of the proposed changes are as follows:

1. TITLE 8:

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 24, Section 3638(b)
Aerial Devices, Update of National Consensus Standards (ANSI, ANSI/SIA)

INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS


 

 

INFORMATIVE DIGEST OF PROPOSED ACTION/PLAIN ENGLISH OVERVIEW

Section 3638. Equipment Instructions and Marking.

Subsection (b).

Existing subsection (b) contains a requirement that all aerial devices be labeled or marked to indicate conformance with applicable American National Standards Institute (ANSI) specifications/standards for design and manufacture such as ANSI A92.2-1969, A92.2-1979, A92.3-1980, A92.5-1980, A92.6-1979 and A92.7-1981.

Revisions are proposed to create a new subsection (b)(1) and a new subsection (b)(2), thus splitting the labeling requirement to address the older equipment in subsection (b)(1) and aerial devices placed in service on or after the proposal’s effective date in subsection (b)(2). Subsection (b)(2) will also require aerial devices to be labeled/marked with a plate or other legible marking verifying conformance with the applicable and current ANSI/SIA standards as indicated in the proposed text (e.g. ANSI/SIA 92.2-1990, 92.3-1990…etc.).

The proposed revisions will only require that the employer check his/her aerial device to confirm that a plate/marking is on the device which is consistent with the proposed requirement in subsection (b)(2) for equipment placed in service on or after the proposed regulation’s effective date.

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

None.