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PDFWAC 296-874-30006

Make sure counterweights are safe and used properly.

(1) You must make sure counterweights:
(a) Are made of material that cannot flow; and
(b) Have been specifically designed to be used as counterweights.
The following cannot be used as counterweights:
1. Sand, gravel and similar materials that can be easily dislocated;
2. Construction material such as masonry units and roofing felt.
(2) You must secure counterweights to outrigger beams by mechanical means to prevent them from being accidentally detached.
(3) You must leave counterweights attached to the outrigger beams until after the scaffold has been disassembled.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-874-30006, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-30006, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]
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