12 CRR-NY 23-1.26NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 12. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CHAPTER I. INDUSTRIAL BOARD OF APPEALS
SUBCHAPTER A. THE INDUSTRIAL CODE
PART 23. PROTECTION IN CONSTRUCTION, DEMOLITION AND EXCAVATION OPERATIONS
SUBPART 23-1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
12 CRR-NY 23-1.26
12 CRR-NY 23-1.26
23-1.26 Lead fumes and dust from structural steel.
(a) General.
All hot riveting, welding, flame cleaning and flame cutting of structural steel or other metal which has been coated with any compound containing lead or with any other substance which may create toxic fumes when heated shall be performed in the following manner.
(b) Hot riveting or welding.
Where such hot riveting or welding is to be performed in confined spaces, the contact surfaces, exterior surfaces and the rivet holes of field joints to be hot riveted shall be free from any compound containing lead or from any other substance which may create toxic fumes when heated.
(c) Cleaning coated surfaces.
(1) Removal of paint from rivet holes shall be performed by means of reaming or other suitable method.
(2) All surfaces adjoining rivet holes and surfaces subject to heat from welding shall be so cleaned as to prevent the creation of toxic and noxious fumes during without or welding.
(3) Where cleaning is performed with a torch, the person performing such cleaning shall be provided with an approved respirator. Where cleaning is performed by mechanical means, such as in scraping or grinding, the person performing such work shall be provided with an approved respirator.
(d) Flame-cleaning or flame-cutting operations.
Unless suitable local exhaust ventilation is provided, all persons performing flame-cleaning or flame-cutting operations on metals that have been coated with any compound containing lead or any other substance which may create toxic fumes when heated, and all persons located within a radius of 15 feet of such operations, shall be provided with approved respirators.
12 CRR-NY 23-1.26
Current through April 15, 2021
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