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ESMOL-1307 - Standard for Fall Protection

This standard provides general recommendations for a fall protection program for substation, generation, communication, transmission, and distribution structures and equipment. The recommendations covered under this standard are based on sound engineering principles, engineering safety considerations, and research into the tools, methods, practices, and training provided to and by electric power and communications workers. It does not include work in vaults, manholes, or other confined spaces. Requirements regarding floors and similar surfaces, stairways, guardrail systems, and scaffolding of all types are not considered in this standard.
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