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3311.4 Modifications to ANSI A10.3-1995
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The text of ANSI A10.3-1995 shall be modified as indicated in Sections 3311.4.1 through 3311.4.11.
Delete Sections 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 in their entirety and modify Section 22.214.171.124 to read as follows:
126.96.36.199 Medium-velocity tools, indirect-acting (piston) type, as defined in section 3, shall not be accepted.
Delete Sections 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 in their entirety and modify Section 18.104.22.168 to read as follows:
22.214.171.124 High velocity tools, direct-acting or indirect-acting type, as defined in section 3, shall not be accepted.
Add a new section 5.6 to read as follows:
5.6 Selection of load. No employer shall knowingly furnish to an employee for use in a tool any cartridge or load not suitable for safe use in that tool, whether by reason of excessive power, improper design or poor material. The operator shall use due care to select the proper cartridges or power loads, or other means of controlling the force of the explosion so that the tool develops no more than the necessary pressure to bring about the desired penetration. In doing so, the operator shall be guided by the manufacturer's specifications.
5.6.1 Proper Load. When doubt exists as to proper load, the operator shall make a trial shot to test the surface and the strength of the material to be penetrated. The trial shot shall be made with the lowest power level and then increasing strength until a proper fastening is made. During this test, the operator and all bystanders shall adhere to all safety rules including but not limited to wearing goggles and hard hats required for the job.
Add the following sentence at the beginning of section 7.11:
7.11 The operator shall always verify the thickness and type of material into which the stud, pin or fastener is to be driven.
Add a new section 9.4 to read as follows:
9.4 Storage of power loads shall be in accordance with the requirements of the New York City Fire Code and regulations of the Fire Department.
Add a new section 10.3.1 to read as follows:
10.3.1 The authorized instructors' card shall list the specific model(s) of powder actuated tool(s) for which training may be given.
Add a new section 10.6 to read as follows:
10.6 All authorized instructors shall hold a Certificate of Fitness issued by the Fire Department.
Add a new section 11.4.1 to read as follows:
11.4.1 The qualified operator's card shall list the specific model(s) of powder actuated tool(s) that may be used.
Add a new section 11.6 to read as follows:
11.6 All qualified operators shall hold a Certificate of Fitness issued by the Fire Department.
Add a new section 12 to read as follows:
12 Equipment Acceptance.
12.1 Powder-actuated tools using ammunition (power loads) shall be approved by the commissioner or other approved agency.
12.2 Labeling. A certificate or label indicating that the tool is approved shall be attached to the toolbox or operator's manual and shall be made available for inspection upon request of the commissioner.