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Construction and Engineering Standards Released for Public Review

Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 22:00

The American Society of Safety Engineers recently released seven standards for public review. There are three new ANSI A10 standards in the release: construction standards on lockout/tagout, hearing-loss prevention and sanitation. Four other existing standards that need reaffirmation are also included. Public comment on all seven is open until May 3.

“Hearing Loss Prevention for Construction and Demolition Operations” contains guidelines on protecting employees from noise exposure more than 85 decibels. “Control of Energy Sources for Construction and Demolition Operations” provides requirements for developing and using lockout/tagout procedures to prevent injuries from unexpected machine startups; and “Sanitation in Construction” requires that employers provide toilet facilities at construction sites.

The four existing standards being considered for reaffirmation without changes are: “Commercial Explosives and Blasting Agents—Safety Requirements for Transportation, Storage, Handling and Use,” Construction Safety and Health Audit Program,” “Safety Requirements for Hot Mix Asphalt,” and “Safety Requirements for Dredging.”


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