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e-CFR Data is current as of September 30, 2008


Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters

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PART 142—WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Section Contents

Subpart A—General

§ 142.1   Purpose.
§ 142.4   Duties of lessees, permittees, and persons responsible for actual operations.
§ 142.7   Reports of unsafe working conditions.

Subpart B—Personal Protective Equipment

§ 142.21   Purpose and applicability.
§ 142.24   Use of equipment.
§ 142.27   Eye and face protection.
§ 142.30   Head protection.
§ 142.33   Foot protection.
§ 142.36   Protective clothing.
§ 142.39   Respiratory protection.
§ 142.42   Safety belts and lifelines.
§ 142.45   Personal flotation devices.
§ 142.48   Eyewash equipment.

Subpart C—General Workplace Conditions

§ 142.81   Purpose and applicability.
§ 142.84   Housekeeping.
§ 142.87   Guarding of deck openings.
§ 142.90   Lockout and tagout.


Authority:   43 U.S.C 1333(d)(1), 1347(c), 1348(c); 49 CFR 1.46(z).

Source:   CGD 79–077, 51 FR 25059, July 10, 1986, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A—General
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§ 142.1   Purpose.
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This part is intended to promote workplace safety and health by establishing requirements relating to personnel, workplace activities and conditions, and equipment on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

§ 142.4   Duties of lessees, permittees, and persons responsible for actual operations.
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(a) Each holder of a lease or permit under the Act shall ensure that all places of employment within the lease area or within the area covered by the permit on the OCS are maintained in compliance with workplace safety and health regulations of this part and, in addition, free from recognized hazards.

(b) Persons responsible for actual operations, including owners, operators, contractors, and subcontractors, shall ensure that those operations subject to their control are conducted in compliance with workplace safety and health regulations of this part and, in addition, free from recognized hazards.

(c) “Recognized hazards”, in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section, means conditions which are—

(1) Generally known among persons in the affected industry as causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to persons exposed to those conditions; and

(2) Routinely controlled in the affected industry.

§ 142.7   Reports of unsafe working conditions.
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(a) Any person may report a possible violation of any regulation in this subchapter or any other hazardous or unsafe working condition on any unit engaged in OCS activities to an Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.

(b) After reviewing the report and conducting any necessary investigation, the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, notifies the owner or operator of any deficiency or hazard and initiates enforcement measures as the circumstances warrant.

(c) The identity of any person making a report under paragraph (a) of this section is not made available, without the permission of the reporting person, to anyone other than those officers and employees of the Department of Transportation who have a need for the record in the performance of their official duties.

Subpart B—Personal Protective Equipment
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§ 142.21   Purpose and applicability.
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This subpart prescribes requirements concerning personal protection on OCS facilities.

§ 142.24   Use of equipment.
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(a) Each holder of a lease or permit issued under the Act shall ensure that all personnel who are required by this subpart to use or wear personal protective equipment do so when within the lease area or the area covered by the permit.

(b) Persons responsible for actual operations shall ensure that all personnel engaged in the operation properly use or wear the personal protective equipment specified by this subpart.

§ 142.27   Eye and face protection.
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(a) Personnel engaged in or observing welding, grinding, machining, chipping, handling hazardous materials, or acetylene burning or cutting shall wear the eye and face protector specified for the operation in Figure 8 of ANSI Z87.1.

(b) Eye and face protectors must be maintained in good condition.

(c) Each eye and face protector must be marked with the information required by ANSI Z87.1 for that type of protector.

§ 142.30   Head protection.
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(a) Personnel in areas where there is a hazard of falling objects or of contact with electrical conductors shall wear a head protector meeting the specifications of ANSI Z89.1, for the hazard involved.

(b) Each head protector must be marked with the information specified by ANSI Z89.1 for that type of protector and for the hazard involved.

§ 142.33   Foot protection.
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(a) Personnel working in areas or engaged in activities where there is a reasonable probability for foot injury to occur shall wear footwear meeting the specifications of ANSI Z41, except when environmental conditions exist that present a hazard greater than that against which the footwear is designed to protect.

(b) Each pair of footwear must be marked with the information specified by ANSI Z41 for the type of footwear.

[CGD 79–077, 51 FR 25059, July 10, 1986, as amended at 51 FR 28381, Aug. 7, 1986]

§ 142.36   Protective clothing.
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Personnel in areas where there are flying particles, molten metal, radiant energy, heavy dust, or hazardous materials shall wear clothing and gloves providing protection against the hazard involved.

§ 142.39   Respiratory protection.
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(a) Personnel in an atmosphere specified under ANSI Z88.2, requiring the use of respiratory protection equipment shall wear the type of respiratory protection equipment specified in ANSI Z88.2 for that atmosphere.

(b) Before personnel enter an atmosphere specified under ANSI Z88.2 requiring the use of respiratory protection equipment, the persons listed in §142.4 shall ensure that the personnel entering the atmosphere—

(1) Follow the procedures stated in section 6 of ANSI Z88.2 concerning the proper selection of a respirator and individual fit testing; and

(2) Are trained in the matters set forth in section 7 of ANSI Z88.2 concerning proper use of the equipment to be used and in the generally recognized short and long term harmful effects of exposure to the atmosphere involved.

(c) All respiratory protection equipment must be approved, used, and maintained in accordance with ANSI Z88.2.

[CGD 79–077, 51 FR 25059, July 10, 1986, as amended at 51 FR 28381, Aug. 7, 1986]

§ 142.42   Safety belts and lifelines.
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(a) Except when moving from one location to another, personnel engaged in an activity where there is a hazard of falling 10 or more feet shall wear a safety belt or harness secured by a lanyard to a lifeline, drop line, or fixed anchorage.

(b) Each safety belt, harness, lanyard, lifeline, and drop line must meet the specifications of ANSI A10.14.

§ 142.45   Personal flotation devices.
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Personnel, when working in a location such that, in the event of a fall, they would likely fall into water, shall wear a work vest that meets the requirements of 33 CFR 146.20 or a life preserver that meets the requirements of 46 CFR 160.002, 160.005, or 160.055, except when using the safety belts and lifelines required by §142.42.

§ 142.48   Eyewash equipment.
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Portable or fixed eyewash equipment providing emergency relief must be immediately available near the drill floor, mudrooms, and other areas where there is a reasonable probability that eye injury may occur.

[CGD 79–077, 51 FR 28381, Aug. 7, 1986]

Subpart C—General Workplace Conditions
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§ 142.81   Purpose and applicability.
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This subpart prescribes requirements relating to general working conditions on OCS facilities.

§ 142.84   Housekeeping.
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All staging, platforms, and other working surfaces and all ramps, stairways, and other walkways must be kept clear of portable tools, materials, and equipment not in use and be promptly cleared of substances which create a tripping or slipping hazard. When engaged in an activity on the drill floor in which the spillage of drilling fluid is inevitable, such as when pulling wet strings of drill pipe, footwear and flooring designed to reduce slipping substantially may be used instead of keeping the drill floor free of drilling fluid during the activity.

[CGD 79–077, 51 FR 28381, Aug. 7, 1986]

§ 142.87   Guarding of deck openings.
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Openings in decks accessible to personnel must be covered, guarded, or otherwise made inaccessible when not in use. The manner of blockage shall prevent a person's foot or body from inadvertently passing through the opening.

§ 142.90   Lockout and tagout.
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(a) While repair or other work is being performed on equipment powered by an external source, that equipment must be locked out as required in paragraph (b) of this section or, if a lockout provision does not exist on the equipment, must be disconnected from the power source or otherwise deactivated, unless the nature of the work being performed necessitates that the power be connected or the equipment activated.

(b) If the equipment has a lockout or other device designed to prevent unintentional activation of the equipment, the lockout or other device must be engaged while the work is being performed on the equipment, unless the nature of the work being performed necessitates that the equipment be activated.

(c) A tag must be placed at the point where the equipment connects to a power source and at the location of the control panel activating the power, warning—

(1) That equipment is being worked on; and

(2) If the power source is disconnected or the equipment deactivated, that the power source must not be connected or the equipment activated.

(d) The tags must not be removed without the permission of either the person who placed the tags, that person's immediate supervisor, or their respective reliefs.

[CGD 79–077, 51 FR 25059, July 10, 1986; 51 FR 28382, Aug. 7, 1986]

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