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Document ID (ISN)21671
CIS number 74-1740
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Title Bridge painting.
Bibliographic information Data Sheet 296, Revision A (extensive), National Safety Council, 425 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA, 1973. 4p. Illus. 7 ref. Price: US-$0.50.
Abstract The hazards involved in bridge painting vary according to the type and size of bridge, the amount and type of traffic over the bridge (rail, motor vehicle or both) and whether or not the bridge must be opened for the passage of ships. The more prevalent hazards include falls; excessive heat or cold; injuries from traffic; eye injury from chipping, scraping and brushing; drowning. The sheet describes some of the equipment which must be used and suggests precautions to be taken. Sections are devoted to: principal hazards; lead poisoning; electric shock; scaffolds and ladders; precautions; selection and training; medical examinations.
Descriptors (primary) protection against falls from heights; USA; lead; bridge building; work at height; painting; work above water
Descriptors (secondary) buoyant devices; lifelines; weather; work near electric lines; ladders; scaffolds; pre-employment medical examinations; personal hygiene; accidental contact protection; personal protective equipment; directive; safety and health training; suspended cradles
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Construction industry and civil engineering
Surface treatment
Lead and compounds