12 CRR-NY 23-4.1NY-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 23-4. EXCAVATION OPERATIONS
12 CRR-NY 23-4.1
12 CRR-NY 23-4.1
23-4.1 General requirements.
(a) Stability of structures.
Except in hard rock, whenever any excavation is to be performed in the vicinity of buildings, structures or utilities, the integrity, stability and structural adequacy of such buildings, structures or utilities shall be maintained at all times by the use of underpinning, sheet piling, bracing or other equivalent means to prevent damage to or failure of foundations, walls, supports or utility facilities and to prevent injury to any person. Such underpinning, sheet piling, bracing or equivalent means shall be inspected at least once each day or more often if conditions warrant. Every such inspection shall be conducted by an experienced, designated person.
(b) Prohibited entry.
No person shall be suffered or permitted to enter any trench or similar excavation where he may be exposed to side or bank failure or cave-in unless proper safeguards for his protection have been provided.
12 CRR-NY 23-4.1
Current through April 15, 2021
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