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This website publishes administrative rules on their effective dates, as designated by the adopting state agencies, colleges, and universities.

Rule 4123:1-5-24 | Poles.


(A) Unsafe poles.

When, upon examination, evidence reveals a pole to be unsafe for climbing, employees will 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 will be required to remove all foreign attachments such as signs, notices, and posters, as the employee 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 will be provided to maintain control of such pole or equipment.

Last updated September 1, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.13
Amplifies: 4121.47
Five Year Review Date: 1/1/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1986