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Construction Safety Standards Construction safety standards is a rather broad term, since much of what contributes to safety in this setting is handled by separate technical committees responsible for their respective industries or equipment (i.e. Cranes, “…particularly in respect of terminology, load rating, testing, safety…”) The standards below are a representative selection of safety standards commonly used in construction and demolition.

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A10 Construction and Demolition Standards Package
A10 Construction and Demolition Standards Package
This special standards package includes: ANSI/ASSE A10.8-2001: Safety Requirements for Scaffolding ANSI/ASSE A10.12-1998 (R2005): Safety Requirements for Excavation ANSI/ASSE A10.13-2001: Safety Requirements for Steel Erection ANSI/ASSE A10.18-2007: Safety Requirements for Temporary Roof and Floor Holes, Wall Openings, Stairways and Other Unprotected Edges in Construction and Demolition Operations ANSI/ASSE A10.32-2004: Fall Protection Systems


ANSI ASC A14.2 / ANSI ASC A14.5 / ANSI/ASSE A10.8 Portable Ladder and Scaffolding Package
ANSI ASC A14.2 / ANSI ASC A14.5 / ANSI/ASSE A10.8 Portable Ladder and Scaffolding Package
The ANSI ASC A14.2 / ANSI ASC A14.5 / ANSI/ASSE A10.8 Portable Ladder and Scaffolding Package provides the safety requirements for scaffolding and metal and reinforced plastic portable ladders. This package establishes safety requirements for the construction, operation, maintenance and use of scaffolds and portable ladders.ANSI ASC A14.2 / ANSI ASC A14.5 / ANSI/ASSE A10.8 Portable Ladder and Scaffolding Package includes: ANSI ASC A14.2-2007 ANSI ASC A14.5-2007 ANSI/ASSE A10.8-2011


ANSI S3.44-1996 (R 2006)
Determination of Occupational Noise Exposure and Estimation of Noise-Induced Hearing Impairment (with Erratum)
The standard is an adaptation of the international standard ISO 1999:1990(E) of the same name. Unlike the international standard, this standard allows assessment of noise exposure using a time/intensity trading relation other than a 3-decibel increase per halving of exposure time. This standard presents, in statistical terms, the relationship between noise exposures and changes in hearing threshold levels for a noiseexposed population. This standard can also be applied to the calculation of the risk of incurring hearing handicap from sustained daily exposure to noise. Guidance is provided as to the measurement of noise exposure.


ANSI/ASSE Z15.1-2012
Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations
This standard sets forth practices for the safe operation of motor vehicles owned or operated by organizations, including: Definitions, Management, Leadership and administration, Operational environment, Driver considerations, ?Vehicle considerations, Incident reporting and analysis. These practices are designed for use by those having the responsibility for the administration and operation of motor vehicles as a part of organizational operations.


ANSI/ASSE Z244.1-2003 (R2008)
Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout and Alternative Methods
Cited in OSHA interpretations and private sector materials, the Z244.1 Standard is a significant standard used by many, if not most, SH&E professionals as a resource for addressing control of hazardous energy and lockout/tagout. The scope and purpose of the standard is to establish requirements for the control of hazardous energy associated with machines, equipment, or processes that could cause injury to personnel. The purpose of this standard is to establish requirements and performance objectives for procedures, techniques, designs and methods that protect personnel where injury can occur as a result of the unexpected release of hazardous energy. Unexpected release of hazardous energy can include any unintended motion, energization, start-up or release of stored energy, deliberate or otherwise, from the perspective of the person(s) at risk.


ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code Package v3.0
ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code Package Version 3.0
The Z359 Fall Protection Code - Version 3.0 package includes ANSI/ASSE Z359.0-2012 - Definitions and Nomenclature Used for Fall Protection and Fall Arrest ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007 - Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components ANSI/ASSE Z359.2-2007 - Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program ANSI/ASSE Z359.3-2007 - Safety Requirements for Positioning and Travel Restraint Systems ANSI/ASSE Z359.4-2013 - Safety Requirements for Assisted-Rescue and Self-Rescue Systems, Subsystems and Components ANSI/ASSE Z359.6-2009 - Specifications and Design Requirements for Active Fall Protection Systems ANSI/ASSE Z359.7-2011 - Qualification and Verification Testing of Fall Protection Products ANSI/ASSE Z359.12-2009 - Connecting Components for Personal Fall Arrest System ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013 - Personal Energy Absorbers and Energy Absorbing Lanyards ANSI/ASSE Z359.14-2012 - Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices For Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems Reference Standards and Documents ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-1992 (R1999) - Historical Document ANSI/ASSE A10.32-2012 ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2009


ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007
Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components
This standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualification, instruction, training, inspection, use, maintenance and removal from service of connectors, full body harnesses, lanyards, energy absorbers, anchorage connectors, fall arresters, vertical lifelines, and self-retracting lanyards comprising personal fall arrest systems for users within the capacity range of 130 to 310 pounds (59 to 140 kg).


ANSI/ASSE Z359.6-2009
Specifications and Design Requirements for Active Fall Protection Systems
This standard is intended for engineers with expertise in designing fall protection systems. It specifies requirements for the design and performance of complete active fall protection systems, including travel restraint and vertical and horizontal fall arrest systems.


ANSI/ISEA 107-2010
American National Standard for High Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear Devices
This standard specifies performance requirements for high visibility safety apparel and headweare PPE. For the purpose of this standard, the term "garment" shall be used to mean apparel and headwear PPE. These garments are intended to provide conspicuity to the user in hazardous situations under any light conditions by day and under illumination by vehicle headlights in the dark. Performance requirements are included for color, retroreflection, and minimum areas, as well as the recommended configuration of the materials. Performance, requirements are also provided for the physical properties of background materials used in the construction of high-visibility safety apparel and headwear. Test methods are provided in the standard to help ensure that a minimum level of visibility is maintained when garments are subjected to ongoing care procedures.


ANSI/NEMA Z535.5-2011
Safety tags and barricade tapes (for temporary hazards)
Z535.5 sets forth requirements for the design, application, and use of safety tags and barricade tapes for temporary hazards. These tags and tapes are to be used only until the identified hazard is eliminated or the hazardous operation is completed. (Incorporates corrections and changes.)


ANSI/ASME B30. Construction Package
ANSI/ASME B30. Construction Package
The ANSI/ASME B30. Construction Package is a complete collection of the ANSI/ASME B30 standard series. The standards are applicable to various cranes, hoist, lifting systems and derricks. The standards for cranes contain provisions to construct, install, operate, inspect, test, maintain and use container, mobile and locomotive, monorails and underhung, overhead and gantry, stacker, portal, tower and pedestal cranes. Base-Mounted Drum Hoists, Manually Lever Operated Hoists, Overhead Hoists (Underhung) standards are also included in this package containing 28 construction standards. This package includes all parts of ANSI/ASME B30 standards : ASME B30.1-2009 ASME B30.2-2011 ASME B30.3-2012 ASME B30.4-2010 ASME B30.5-2011 ASME B30.6-2010 ASME B30.7-2011 ASME B30.8-2010 ASME B30.9-2010 ASME B30.10-2014 ASME B30.11-2010 ANSI/ASME B30.12-2011 ANSI/ASME B30.13-2011 ASME B30.14-2010 ASME B30.16-2012 ANSI/ASME B30.17-2006 (R2012) ASME B30.18-2011 ASME B30.19-2011 ASME B30.20-2013 ASME B30.21-2014 ASME B30.22-2010 ASME B30.23-2011 ASME B30.24-2013 ASME B30.25-2013 ASME B30.26-2010 ASME B30.27-2014 ASME B30.28-2010 ASME B30.29-2012


ASME B30.26-2010
Rigging Hardware -Safety Standard for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings
The ASME B30 Standard contains provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and use of cranes and other lifting and material-handling related equipment.


ASME B30.3-2012
Tower Cranes


ASTM F1637-13
Standard Practice for Safe Walking Surfaces
1.1 This practice covers design and construction guidelines and minimum maintenance criteria for new and existing buildings and structures. This practice is intended to provide reasonably safe walking surfaces for pedestrians wearing ordinary footwear. These guidelines may not be adequate for those with certain mobility impairments. 1.2 Conformance with this practice will not alleviate all hazards; however, conformance will reduce certain pedestrian risks. 1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


ISO 16368:2010
Mobile elevating work platforms - Design, calculations, safety requirements and test methods
ISO 16368:2010 specifies safety requirements and preventive measures, and the means for their verification, for all types and sizes of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) intended for moving persons to working positions. It gives the structural design calculations and stability criteria, construction, safety examinations and security tests to be applied before a MEWP is first put into service, identifies the hazards arising from the use of MEWPs and describes methods for the elimination or reduction of those hazards.


ISO 4309:2010
Cranes - Wire ropes - Care and maintenance, inspection and discard
ISO 4309:2010 establishes general principles for the care and maintenance, and inspection and discard of steel wire ropes used on cranes and hoists. It is applicable to those ropes used on the following types of cranes, the majority of which are defined in ISO 4306 1: cable and portal cable cranes; cantilever cranes (pillar jib, wall or walking); deck cranes; derrick and guy derrick cranes; derrick cranes with rigid bracing; floating cranes; mobile cranes; overhead travelling cranes; portal or semi-portal bridge cranes; portal or semi-portal cranes; railway cranes; tower cranes; offshore cranes.


ISO/TS 22559-4:2011
Safety requirements for lifts (elevators) - Part 4: Global conformity assessment procedures (GCAP) - Certification and accreditation requirements
ISO/TS 22559-4:2011 specifies requirements for certification of conformity for model lifts, lift (elevator) systems, lift components or lift functions by global conformity assessment bodies (GCAB), related responsibilities of GCABs, and requirements for accreditation of GCABs, and guidance and clarification to ISO/IEC Guide 65.


ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction Package
ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction Package
The ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction Package is a comprehensive compliation of the ANSI/ASSE A10 series of safety construction standards. The standards provide the safety requirements for scaffolding, steel erection, safety nets and fall protection. Demolition operation standards address debris net systems, rope-guided and nonguided workers' hoists, commercial explosives and blasting agents, digger derricks, rigging qualifications and hearing loss prevention. The requirements for the safety of the public near construction sites and the health and safety of emplyees of construction enviroments are also supplied in this package which includes more than 30 construction and demolition standards. This package contains all parts of ANSI/ASSE A10 standards: ANSI/ASSE A10.1-2011 ANSI/ASSE A10.3-2013 ANSI/ASSE A10.4-2007 ANSI/ASSE A10.5-2013 ANSI/ASSE A10.6-2006 ANSI/ASSE A10.7-2011 ANSI/ASSE A10.8-2011 ANSI/ASSE A10.9-2013 ANSI/ASSE A10.10-1998 (R2004) ANSI/ASSE A10.11-2010 ANSI/ASSE A10.12-1998 (R2010) ANSI/ASSE A10.13-2011 ANSI/ASSE A10.15-1995 (R2011) ANSI/ASSE A10.16-2009 ANSI/ASSE A10.17-2006 (R2011) ANSI/ASSE A10.18-2007 (R2012) ANSI/ASSE A10.19-2008 ANSI/ASSE A10.20-2006 (R2011) ANSI/ASSE A10.22-2007 (R2012) ANSI/ASSE A10.23-2014 ANSI/ASSE A10.24-2006 ANSI/ASSE A10.25-2009 ANSI/ASSE A10.26-2011 ANSI/ASSE A10.27-1998 (R2011) ANSI/ASSE A10.28-2011 ANSI/ASSE A10.31-2013 ANSI/ASSE A10.32-2012 ANSI/ASSE A10.33-2011 ANSI/ASSE A10.34-2001 (R2012) ANSI/ASSE A10.37-1996 ANSI/ASSE A10.38-2013 ANSI/ASSE A10.39-1996 (R2011) ANSI/ASSE A10.40-2007 (R2013) ANSI/ASSE A10.42-2000 (R2010) ANSI/ASSE A10.44-2006 ANSI/ASSE A10.46-2013 ANSI/ASSE A10.47-2009


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