4123:1-5-24 Poles.

(A) Unsafe poles.

When, upon examination, evidence reveals a pole to be unsafe for climbing, employees shall not be required to climb such pole beyond the point where the unsafe condition begins, until the pole has been substantially reinforced.

(B) Foreign attachments.

The employee shall be required to remove all foreign attachments such as signs, notices, and posters, as he proceeds up the pole, except where such attachments cannot be legally removed.

(C) Tag or hand lines.

When raising or lowering poles and/or equipment, tag or hand lines shall be provided to maintain control of such pole or equipment.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 04/16/2015 and 10/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.13
Rule Amplifies: 4121.47
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/86