Inspections laws & safety compliance analysis

Inspections : What you need to know

Requirements

Federal safety and hazardous materials motor carrier laws have provisions for self-inspection requirements. See TABLE 1 for a listing of self-inspection requirements under federal safety laws and TABLE 2 for requirements that apply to hazardous materials motor carriers.

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The federal OSH Act and the federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act have requirements for right of entry, inspections, sampling, and testing.

TABLE 1: SELF-INSPECTION SCHEDULE—SAFETY

TABLE 2: SELF-INSPECTION SCHEDULE—HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MOTOR CARRIERS

TABLE 1: SELF-INSPECTION SCHEDULE—SAFETY
ITEM FREQUENCY
Ladders 29 CFR 1910.23 Before initial use in each work shift and more frequently as necessary to identify visible defects that could cause employee injury
Ventilation29 CFR 1910.94 Regular inspection of slit abrasive-resistant baffles in blast-cleaning enclosures.
Scaffolds29 CFR 1910.28 Periodic inspections of all welded frames and accessories.Before installations and periodically thereafter, inspection of all scaffold parts.
Compressed Gases29 CFR 1910.101 No frequency specified. Visual inspection of compressed gas cylinders as required by the Department of Transportation or Compressed Gas Association.
Explosives and Blasting Agents29 CFR 1910.109 Before use, inspection of vehicles used for transporting explosives.Daily visual inspection of mixing, conveying, and electrical equipment.
Process Safety Management29 CFR 1910.119(j) Frequency of inspections and tests for critical process equipment must conform with the manufacturer's recommendations and good engineering practices, and more frequently if determined to be necessary in light of prior operating experiences.
HAZWOPER29 CFR 1910.120 None specified for inspecting the effectiveness of the ...

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