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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor And Employment
Agency 25. Safety And Health Codes Board
Chapter 145. Safety Standards for Fall Protection in Steel Erection, Construction Industry

16VAC25-145-40. Decking.

A. The use of controlled decking zones is prohibited.

B. Each employee working within the boundaries of a leading edge decking operation shall be protected in accordance with 16VAC25-145-20 A from fall hazards of 10 feet or more above a lower level.

C. Access to the leading edge of decking operations shall be limited to only those employees engaged in leading edge work.

D. The boundaries of a leading edge decking operation shall be designated and clearly marked. The operation shall not be more than 90 feet (27.4 m) wide and 90 feet (27.4 m) deep from any leading edge. The operation shall be marked by the use of control lines or the equivalent. Examples of acceptable procedures for demarcating can be found in 16VAC25-175-1926.750 through 16VAC25-175-1926.761 (Subpart R) Appendix A.

E. Each employee working in a leading edge decking operation shall have completed training in accordance with 16VAC25-175-1926.761.

F. Unsecured decking shall not exceed 3,000 square feet (914.4 m2).

G. Safety deck attachments shall be performed from the leading edge back to the control line and shall have at least two attachments for each metal decking panel.

H. Final deck attachments and installation of shear connectors shall not be performed in areas where leading edge decking operations are being conducted.

Statutory Authority

§ 40.1-22 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 12, eff. April 1, 2004.

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