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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, each responsible for their respective industries or equipment. The standards included here are a representative selection of safety standards commonly used in construction and demolition.

A10 Construction and Demolition Standards Package

A10 Construction and Demolition Standards Package

This special standards package includes: ANSI/ASSP A10.8-2019: Safety Requirements for Scaffolding ANSI/ASSP A10.12-2022: Safety Requirements for Excavation ANSI/ASSE A10.13-2011(Comparison package): Safety Requirements for Steel Erection ANSI/ASSE A10.18-2007 (R2012): Safety Requirements for Temporary Roof and Floor Holes, Wall Openings, Stairways and Other Unprotected Edges in Construction and Demolition Operations (Historical Standard) ANSI/ASSP A10.32-2023: 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 A14.2-2017 ANSI ASC A14.5-2017 ANSI/ASSP A10.8-2019

ASME B30. Construction Package

ASME B30. Construction Package - Parts 1 To 29 (Save 21% off List Prices)

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 B30.1-2020 - Jacks, Industrial Rollers, Air Casters, and Hydraulic Gantries
  • ASME B30.2-2022 - Overhead and Gantry Cranes
  • ASME B30.3-2019 - Tower Cranes
  • ASME B30.4-2020 - Portal and Pedestal Cranes
  • ASME B30.5-2021 - Mobile and Locomotive Cranes
  • ASME B30.6-2020 - Derricks
  • ASME B30.7-2021 - Winches
  • ASME B30.8-2020 - Floating Cranes and Floating Derricks
  • ASME B30.9-2021 - Slings
  • ASME B30.10-2019 - Hooks
  • ASME B30.11-2010 - Monorails and Underhung Cranes - Historical Document
  • ANSI/ASME B30.12-2011 (R2021) - Handling Loads Suspended From Rotorcraft
  • ASME B30.13-2022 - Storage/Retrieval Machines and Associated Equipment
  • ASME B30.14-2015 (R2021) - Side Boom Tractors
  • ASME B30.16-2022 - Overhead Hoists (Underhung)
  • ASME B30.17-2020 - Overhead and Gantry Cranes
  • ASME B30.18-2021 - Stacker Cranes
  • ASME B30.19-2016 (R2021) - Cableways
  • ASME B30.20-2021 - Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
  • ASME B30.21-2014 (R2019) - Lever Hoists
  • ASME B30.22-2016 - Articulating Boom Cranes
  • ASME B30.23-2022 - Personnel Lifting Systems
  • ASME B30.24-2018 - Container Cranes
  • ASME B30.25-2018 - Scrap and Material Handlers
  • ASME B30.26-2015 (R2020) - Rigging Hardware
  • ASME B30.27-2019 - Material Placement Systems
  • ASME B30.28-2015 (R2020) - Balance Lifting Units
  • ASME B30.29-2018 - Self-Erecting Tower Cranes
  • ASME B30.30-2019 - Ropes

ANSI/ASA S2.73-2013/ISO 10819:2013 (R2019)

Mechanical vibration and shock - Hand-arm vibration - Measurement and evaluation of the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand (a nationally adopted international standard)

This American National Standard specifies a method for the laboratory measurement, data analysis, and reporting of the vibration transmissibility of a glove with a vibration-reducing material that covers the palm, fingers, and thumb of the hand. This American National Standard specifies vibration transmissibility in terms of vibration transmitted from a handle through a glove to the palm of the hand in one-third-octave frequency bands with center frequencies of 25 Hz to 1,250 Hz.

ANSI/ASA S3.44-2016/Part 1 / ISO 1999:2013 (MOD)

Acoustics - Estimation of Noise-induced Hearing Loss - Part 1: Method for Calculating Expected Noise-induced Permanent Threshold Shift (a modified nationally adopted international standard)

ANSI/ASA S3.44 2016/Part 1/ISO 1999:2013 (MOD) specifies a method for calculating the expected noise induced permanent threshold shift in the hearing threshold levels of adult populations due to various levels and durations of noise exposure; it provides the basis for calculating hearing disability according to various formulae when the hearing threshold levels at commonly measured audiometric frequencies, or combinations of such frequencies, exceed a certain value. This modified standard allows an equivalent effective level (EEL), with a different exchange rate, to be substituted for LEX,8h.

ANSI/ASSE Z15.1-2017

Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations

This standard sets forth practices for the safe management and 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 for organizational business.

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 Z359.1-2016 - Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components ANSI/ASSE Z359.2-2017 - Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program ANSI/ASSE Z359.3-2017 - 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 Z359.6-2016 - Specifications and Design Requirements for Active Fall Protection Systems ANSI/ASSE Z359.7-2011 - Qualification and Verification Testing of Fall Protection Products ANSI/ASSE Z359.11-2014 - Safety Requirements for Full Body Harnesses 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 Z359.14-2014 - Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices For Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems ANSI/ASSE Z359.15-2014 - Safety Requirements for Single Anchor Lifelines and Fall Arresters for Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems ANSI/ASSE Z359.16-2016 - Safety Requirements for Climbing Ladder Fall Arrest Systems ANSI/ASSE Z359.18-2017 - Safety Requirements for Anchorage Connectors for Active Fall Protection Systems - Part of the Fall Protection Code Reference Standards and Documents ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-1992 (R1999) - Historical Document ANSI/ASSE A10.32-2012 ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2016

ANSI/ASSP Z359.1-2020

The Fall Protection Code

The Fall Protection Code is a set of standards that covers program management; system design; training; qualification and testing; equipment, component and system specifications for the processes used to protect workers at height in a managed fall protection program. This standard identifies those requirements and establishes their role in the Code and their interdependence

ANSI/ASSE Z359.6-2016

Specifications and Design Requirements for Active Fall Protection Systems

This standard is intended for engineers who are trained as qualified persons and who have expertise in the design of active 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 107-2020

American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel

ANSI/ISEA 107-2020 sets forth criteria related to the general design requirements, testing and performance requirements and product labeling for high-visibility safety apparel used to enhance the presence of a wearer. Garments conforming to this standard are designated in terms of Type and Performance Class whereby the Type is based on the expected use setting and the Performance Class is identified based on the amount of visible materials and design attributes incorporated into the finished garment. Key updates include the specific criteria for a single-use high-visibility disposable coverall, which is often used in dirty working environments where worker visibility is imperative and introduction a garment’s overall nighttime luminance as an optional reporting characteristics. Updates have also been made to the tests methods in an effort to align more closely with other material tests and to reflect updated protocols.

ANSI Z535.5-2011 (R2017)

Safety Tags and Barricade Tapes (for Temporary Hazards)

Discusses tag and tapes, which are used only until the identified hazard is eliminated or the hazardous operation is completed

ASME B30.26-2015 (R2020)

Rigging Hardware

B30.26 applies to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance of detachable rigging hardware used for load handling activities in conjunction with equipment described in other volumes of the B30 Standard. This hardware includes shackles, links, rings, swivels, turnbuckles, eyebolts, hoist rings, wire rope clips, wedge sockets, rigging blocks and load indication devices.

ASME B30.3-2019

Tower Cranes

B30.3 applies to “construction tower cranes” and “permanently mounted tower cranes” that are powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines and that adjust their operating radius by means of a luffing boom mechanism, a trolley traversing a horizontal jib, or a combination of the two. The cranes may be mounted on “fixed bases” or “traveling bases” and may have tower and supporting structure arrangements that permit the crane to climb in a structure being built or that permits’ increasing the crane’s tower height as the structure rises. Variations of the above physical characteristics that provide the same fundamental operating characteristics are included in the scope of this Volume however, the requirements of this Volume are only applicable to the cranes within this scope when they are used in lifting operations. Mobile cranes configured with tower attachments (refer to ASME B30.5) and self-erecting tower cranes (refer to ASME B30.29) are not within the scope of this Volume.

ASTM F1637-21

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. 1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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 4309:2017

Cranes - Wire ropes - Care and maintenance, inspection and discard

ISO 4309:2017 establishes general principles for the care and maintenance, and inspection and discard of steel wire ropes used on cranes and hoists. In addition to guidance on storage, handling, installation and maintenance, this document provides discard criteria for those running ropes which are subjected to multi-layer spooling, where both field experience and testing demonstrate that deterioration is significantly greater at the crossover zones on the drum than at any other section of rope in the system. It also provides more realistic discard criteria covering decreases in rope diameter and corrosion, and gives a method for assessing the combined effect of deterioration at any position in the rope. ISO 4309:2017 is applicable to those ropes used on the following types of cranes, the majority of which are defined in ISO 4306 1: a) cable and portal cable cranes; b) cantilever cranes (pillar jib, wall or walking); c) deck cranes; d) derrick and guy derrick cranes; e) derrick cranes with rigid bracing; f) floating cranes; g) mobile cranes; h) overhead travelling cranes; i) portal or semi-portal bridge cranes; j) portal or semi-portal cranes; k) railway cranes; l) tower cranes; m) offshore cranes, i.e. cranes mounted on a fixed structure supported by the sea bed or on a floating unit supported by buoyancy forces. ISO 4309:2017 applies to rope on cranes, winches and hoists used for hook, grabbing, magnet, ladle, excavator or stacking duties, whether operated manually, electrically or hydraulically. It also applies to rope used on hoists and hoist blocks. NOTE In view of the fact that the exclusive use of synthetic sheaves or metal sheaves incorporating synthetic linings is not recommended when single-layer spooling at the drum, due to the inevitability of wire breaks occurring internally in large numbers before there is any visible evidence of any wire breaks or signs of substantial wear on the periphery of the rope, no discard criteria are given for this combination.

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 compilation 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 non-guided 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 employees of construction environments 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 (R2017) ANSI/ASSP A10.3-2020 ANSI/ASSE A10.4-2016 ANSI/ASSP A10.5-2020 ANSI/ASSE A10.6-2006 (R2016) ANSI/ASSP A10.7-2018 ANSI/ASSP A10.8-2019 ANSI/ASSE A10.9-2013 (R2018) ANSI/ASSE A10.10-2015 - Historical Document ANSI/ASSE A10.11-2010 (R2016) ANSI/ASSP A10.12-2022 ANSI/ASSE A10.13-2011 (R2017) ANSI/ASSE A10.15-1995 (R2017) ANSI/ASSE A10.16-2009 (R2016) ANSI/ASSE A10.17-2006 (R2017) - Historical Document ANSI/ASSE A10.18-2007 (R2012) - Historical Document ANSI/ASSP A10.19-2023 ANSI/ASSE A10.20-2006 (R2016) - Historical Document ANSI/ASSP A10.21-2018 ANSI/ASSE A10.22-2007 (R2017) ANSI/ASSP A10.23-2019 ANSI/ASSP A10.24-2022 ANSI/ASSP A10.25-2023 ANSI/ASSE A10.26-2011 (R2016) ANSI/ASSE A10.27-1998 (R2017) - Historical Document ANSI/ASSP A10.28-2018 ANSI/ASSP A10.31-2019 ANSI/ASSP A10.32-2023 ANSI/ASSP A10.33-2020 ANSI/ASSP A10.34-2021 ANSI/ASSE A10.37-2016 ANSI/ASSP A10.38-2021 ANSI/ASSP A10.39-2022 ANSI/ASSP A10.40-2007 (R2018) ANSI/ASSP A10.42-2000 (R2017) ANSI/ASSE A10.43-2016 ANSI/ASSP A10.44-2020 ANSI/ASSP A10.46-2020 ANSI/ASSP A10.47-2021 ANSI/ASSP A10.48-2023 ANSI/ASSP A10.49-2022


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