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1926.502(h) Safety Monitoring Systems
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The employer shall designate a competent person to monitor the safety of other employees and the employer shall ensure that the safety monitor complies with the following requirements:
The safety monitor shall be competent to recognize fall hazards;
The safety monitor shall be on the same walking/working surface and within visual sighting distance of the employee being monitored;
The safety monitor shall be close enough to communicate orally with the employee; and
The safety monitor shall not have other responsibilities which could take the monitor's attention from the monitoring function.
The safety monitor shall warn the employee when it appears that the employee is unaware of a fall hazard or is acting in an unsafe manner;
Mechanical equipment shall not be used or stored in areas where safety monitoring systems are being used to monitor employees engaged in roofing operations on low-slope roofs.
No employee, other than an employee engaged in roofing work [on low-sloped roofs] or an employee covered by a fall protection plan, shall be allowed in an area where an employee is being protected by a safety monitoring system.
Each employee working in a controlled access zone shall be directed to comply promptly with fall hazard warnings from safety monitors.