Subpart T Demolition

Subpart T
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Most common Demolition Citations
No Engineering
No hazard or utilities
No exterior chutes
No canopy for
Types of Structures Covered by the
Chimney, Stack, Silo, or Cooling
Pre-stressed Concrete Structures
Pre-cast Units Stressed Separately
from the Main Frames
Monolithic Structures
Progressively Pre-stressed Structures
Confined Spaces
Demolition Preparation
Utilities Location
Medical Services
Police and Fire
The Engineering Survey
Survey is required by OSHA 1926.850(a)
Survey determines the condition of
framing, floors, and walls to prevent
premature collapse of any portion of the
Helps the contractor plan the job
Methods of Wrecking (equipment needed)
Man Power
Protection of the Public
Utilities Location
 Alabama One Call
1-800-292-8525 or
 Must call at least 48
hours in advance
 Service is available
Monday through
Friday, 7:00 am to
5:00 pm
 All utilities are marked
in a standardized
color code
Medical Services and First Aid
Provisions should be
made for prompt
medical attention
Make sure first aid kits
are properly stocked
and accessible
Emergency phone
numbers should be
readily accessible
Shoring and Bracing
Brace or shore walls and floor structures that
have been damaged and may require employee
No work is permitted where structural collapse
hazards exist until they are corrected by shoring,
bracing, or other effective means.
Demolition of exterior walls and floors must
begin at the top of the structure and proceed
Structural or load-supporting members on any
floor must not be cut or removed until all stories
above that floor have been removed.
Fire Prevention and Protection
A fire plan should be established
prior to demolition.
Fully charged portable fire
extinguishers should be provided
throughout the operation.
Electrical wiring and equipment
for providing light, heat, or power
should be installed by a
competent person and inspected
Local fire departments are often
willing to assist in pre-demolition
structure assessments.
Ordinary Combustibles
Includes materials such as
wood and paper
Flammable Liquids
Includes fuels, grease, other
Electrical Fires
Contains non-conductive
smothering agent
How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
Pull -- Pull the pin at the top of the
extinguisher that keeps the handle
from being activated
Aim -- Aim the nozzle at the base of the
Squeeze -- Maintain a distance of eight
to ten feet away from the fire and
squeeze the handle. Discharge will
only occur if the handle is being
Sweep -- Sweep the nozzle back and
forth at the base of the fire until it
appears to be out.
Demolition Checklist
Make sure workers are using the right
PPE for the job (noise & dust exposures)
Dispose of all materials properly
Insure that workers are not exposed to
energized power sources
Educate workers on the special hazards
they may encounter (lead paint)
Educate workers on the application and
use of fall protection