AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS ANNOUNCE NEW CONSTRUCTION SAFETY STANDARD WITH FOCUS ON HOISTS
Des Plaines, IL (February 22, 2007) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently announced the approval of the new American National Standard Institute (ANSI) A10.22-2007 standard. The standard, Safety Requirements for Rope-Guided and Non-Guided Workers’ Hoists, recognizes the need for protection of personnel from injury when using rope-guided and non-guided worker’s hoists in construction and demolition operations.
ANSI A10.22-2007 standard is one of a series of standards that focus on construction and demolition operations. It was approved by ANSI on February 7, 2007. The standard establishes minimum requirements for temporary personnel hoisting systems used for the transportation of persons to and from working elevations during normal construction and demolition operations, including maintenance, and is restricted to use in special situations such as work in chimneys, chimney linings, silos, towers, stacks, shafts and similar projects; when necessary to hoist or lower a person in a boatswain’s chair or equivalent; and for transportation of materials, but not along with hoisting of personnel.
ASSE serves as the secretariat for the A10 Accredited Standards Committee on construction and demolition operations. The A10 standards serve as a guide to contractors, labor and equipment manufacturers in the construction and demolition industry.
“The A10.22 standard provides important safety requirements for the protection of individuals using rope-guided and non-guided workers’ hoists while working in construction and demolition operation,” said A10 Committee Chairman and ASSE Professional Member Richard King, CSP. “The A10.22 standard is a valuable tool that encourages and supplies employers and workers with practical guidelines for providing a safer workplace.”
The A10.22-2007 standard, Safety Requirements for Rope-Guided and Non-Guided Workers’ Hoists, will be available soon in both print and electronic format. For more information, contact ASSE Customer Service at 847-699-2929 or visit ASSE’s website.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information check ASSE’s website at www.asse.org.