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Virginia Administrative Code
11/27/2021

Part XI. Travelways—Surface and Underground

4VAC25-40-1810. Safe access.

Safe means of access shall be provided and maintained to all work locations.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.1, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-1820. Requirements for walkways and stairways.

Crossovers, elevated walkways, elevated ramps, and stairways shall be of substantial construction, provided with handrails, and maintained in good condition. Where necessary, toeboards shall be provided.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.2, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1830. Condition of ladders.

Ladders shall be of substantial construction and maintained in good condition.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.3, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1840. Portable ladders.

Portable straight ladders shall be provided with nonslip bases, shall be placed against safe backing, and set on secure footing.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.4, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1850. Anchoring fixed ladders.

Fixed ladders shall be anchored securely and installed to provide at least three inches of toe clearance.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.5, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1860. Fixed ladders to project above landings.

Fixed ladders shall project at least three feet above landings, or substantial handholds shall be provided above the landings.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.6, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1870. Painting wooden ladders.

Wooden members of ladders shall not be painted.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.7, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1880. Debris to be cleared.

Ladders, stairways, walkways, and ramps shall be kept free of loose rock and extraneous materials.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.8, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-1890. Railings and walkway surfaces.

Railed walkways shall be provided wherever persons are regularly required to walk alongside elevated conveyor belts. Inclined railed walkways shall be nonskid or provided with cleats.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.9, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1900. Clearances above travelways.

Vertical clearance above travelways shall be a minimum of seven feet or adequate warning shall be provided to indicate an impaired clearance.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.10, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1910. Climbing or descending ladders.

Persons climbing or descending ladders shall face the ladders and have both hands free for climbing.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.11, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1920. Protective covers.

Openings above, below, or near travelways through which persons or materials may fall shall be protected by railings, barriers, or covers. Where it is impractical to install such protective devices, adequate warning signals shall be installed.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.12, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1930. Crossovers.

Crossovers shall be provided and used where it is necessary to cross moving conveyors.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.13, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1940. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.14, eff. July 19, 1989; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-1950. Slippery walkways.

Slippery walkways shall be provided with cleats and handrails.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.15, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1960. Snow and ice removal.

Regularly used walkways and travelways shall be sanded, salted, or cleared of snow and ice as soon as practicable.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.16, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1970. Inclining fixed ladders.

Fixed ladders shall not incline backward at any point unless provided with backguards.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.17, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1980. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.18, eff. July 19, 1989; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. September 26, 2013.

4VAC25-40-1990. Landings for fixed ladders.

Fixed ladders shall be offset and have substantial railed landings at least every 30 feet unless backguards are provided.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.19, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2000. Steep fixed ladders.

Steep fixed ladders (70° to 90° from the horizontal), 30 feet more in length, shall be provided with backguards, cages, or equivalent protection, starting at a point not more than seven feet from the bottom of the ladder.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.20, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2010. Scaffolds and working platforms.

Scaffolds and working platforms shall be of substantial construction and provided with handrails and maintained in good condition. Floorboards shall be laid properly and the scaffolds and working platform shall not be overloaded. Working platforms shall be provided with toe-boards when necessary.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 11.21, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

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