Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
11/28/2021

Part XIII. Materials Handling—Surface and Underground

4VAC25-40-2520. Water or neutralizing agents.

Water or neutralizing agents shall be available where corrosive chemicals or other harmful substances are stored, handled or used.

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 § 13.1, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2530. Personal protection equipment.

Acceptable protective clothing, respiratory protection, gloves, and goggles or face shields, accepted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) or other approved agency, shall be worn by persons exposed to chemical substances that are corrosive, flammable, reactive, or toxic.

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 § 13.2, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-2540. Storage of materials.

Materials shall be stored and stacked in a manner which minimizes stumbling or fall of material hazards.

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 § 13.3, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-2550. Confined space hazard.

A safety harness attached to an attended life line shall be worn by persons before they enter confined spaces. No person shall enter any confined space until the supply and discharge of materials has ceased and the supply and discharge equipment has been locked out and tagged out. No person shall enter an area where they are exposed to entrapment by the caving or sliding of loose, unconsolidated material. No person shall enter a confined space unless the area is provided with adequate ventilation.

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 § 13.4, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998; Volume 35, Issue 4, eff. November 30, 2018.

4VAC25-40-2560. Safe storage of hazardous materials.

Material that can create hazards if accidentally liberated from their containers shall be stored in a manner that minimizes the dangers.

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 § 13.5, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2570. Storage of corrosive and other materials.

Corrosive, flammable, reactive, and toxic materials shall be stored in acceptable containers and shall be labeled appropriately.

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 § 13.6, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2580. Hitches and slings.

Hitches and slings used to hoist materials shall be of safe design, maintained in a safe condition so as to avoid safety hazards, and used in a safe manner.

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 § 13.7, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 4, eff. November 30, 2018.

4VAC25-40-2590. Tag lines.

Tag lines shall be attached to suspended loads that require steadying or guidance.

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 § 13.8, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-2600. Suspended loads.

Persons shall stay clear of suspended loads. Suspended loads shall be handled or secured in a manner to prevent their unintentional release.

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 § 13.9, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 4, eff. November 30, 2018.

4VAC25-40-2610. Dropping elevated materials.

Materials shall not be dropped from an excessive height unless the drop area is guarded or sufficient warning is given.

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 § 13.10, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-2620. Riding loads or hooks.

Personnel shall not ride on loads being moved by cranes or derricks, nor shall they ride the hoisting hooks unless such method eliminates a greater hazard.

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 § 13.11, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2630. Storage of reactive materials.

Substances that react violently or liberate dangerous fumes when mixed shall be stored in such a manner that they cannot come in contact with each other.

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 § 13.12, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2640. Handling of molten material.

Only personnel wearing protective equipment shall stand near pots or ladles when molten material is being handled; warning shall be given before a pour is made or the pot is moved.

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 § 13.13, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2650. Overhead crane equipment.

Overhead cranes with operator cabs shall be provided with:

1. Bumpers at each end of each rail;

2. Automatic switches to halt uptravel of the blocks before they strike the hoist;

3. Effective audible warning signals within easy reach of the operator; and

4. A means to lock out the disconnect switch.

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 § 13.14, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-2660. Overhead crane bridges.

No person shall work from or travel on the bridge of an overhead crane unless the bridge is provided with substantial foot-walks with toe-boards and railing the length of the bridge.

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 § 13.15, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-2670. Lift trucks.

Fork and other similar types of lift trucks shall be moved with the load in a low position and shall descend grades with the load behind.

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 § 13.16, eff. July 19, 1989.

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