Standards that cover rust maintenance and management
April 3, 2012 3:06 PM Subscribe
Are there any standards (OSHA, ANSI, IMC, or NEC come to mind) that govern an employers responsibility to ensure that rust in old building structures do not create a hazardous work environment?
posted by nickerbocker to Work & Money (6 answers total)
There was an issue where an old electrical conduit fastener/clamp became rusted out and fell. Nobody was hurt, but someone could have been. I'm looking for specifics on "code" or "standard" requirements of an employer to ensure this doesn't happen again (i.e., rust management program requirements or suitability of fasteners and clamps).
I've looked through the OSHA material for Industrial Work Sites and couldn't find anything specific. Maybe some language that is in there may be more generalized and might apply? I've also looked through Article 358 on Electrical Metallic Tubing (conduit) which covers installation requirements, but I can't find any maintenance requirements.
I'm not looking to blow the whistle here. Just looking to see what specific work place safety standards apply for this situation.
Thanks for your input.