what is the osha regulation for working during a lightning storm in the construction industry

Not Legal Advice: Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Examples include residential construction, bridge erection, roadway paving, excavations, demolitions, and large scale painting jobs.

When demolishing a chimney, stack, silo, or cooling tower, OSHA rules cite that no work should be done during inclement weather such as during lightning or high wind situations. The worksite should be wetted down, as needed, to control dust.

Each employer is responsible for the safety and health of its workers and for providing a safe and healthful workplace for its workers. Employers are required to protect workers from the anticipated hazards associated with the response and recovery operations that workers are likely to conduct.

For additional information on Workers' Rights, Employer Responsibilities, and other services OSHA offers, visit OSHA's...

To report Unsafe Working Conditions, Safety and Health Violations contact OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) / TTY1-877-889-5627.

Visit Occupational Safety & Health Administration's website for more info and to find answers for any question that you might have.

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Updated on Monday, July 07 2014 at 04:25AM EDT