Demolition Work and Construction Chutes in Pennsylvania
In addition to the OSHA’s regulation specifying the use of demolition chutes for removing and disposing of the debris generated from demolishing certain parts of a building, demolition work is also regulated in Pennsylvania. As a result, demolition chutes are crucial to your Pennsylvania demolition projects.
According to the 34 Pennsylvania Section 5.35 of the Pennsylvania Code, Rules, and Regulations about the “Removal of Materials” “The removal of materials” should be “through chutes,” complying with the section’s specified guidelines. All demolition works involving the disposal of trash outside the exterior walls must be through enclosed or wooden chutes to ensure the employees’ safety.
The regulation also specifies the safety procedure to safeguard the chutes and the workplace to keep the danger area (workplace) away from trespassers. Consequently, all construction industries involved in new build, demolition, or renovation projects involving the disposal of materials must comply with the OSHA’s requirements and Pennsylvania Labor and Industry regulations regarding blasting, demolition, fireworks, and explosives – 34.Pa.Code S.5.35.
As a construction company in Pennsylvania, you unavoidably must install construction chutes or demolition chutes before embarking on a demolition project. There are several reasons or benefits that demolition chutes offer. The benefits of demolition chutes and the regulations are listed below.
- Safer Jobsites
Installing demolition chutes will make the project site safer as materials or debris will be thrown through an enclosed system so that junks or trash does not hit people working on the ground floor.
- Employees’ Protection from Injury
Employees hauling debris from one floor to another can easily hurt their back or lose control of the trash hauling cart and hurt other people. They can simply dump trash into the installed demolition chutes, and no one will get hurt in the process.
- Fast Debris Removal and Disposal
Instead of hauling debris from floor to floor, employees can throw junk straight into the demolition chutes for direct disposal into the dumpster ok the ground floor. You save time and using the demolition chutes.
- Save Money on Cleaning
Installing demolition chutes helps to reduce the number of employees needed to clean a job site. As a result, you will save money on wages payable.
- Prevention of Injuries and Litigation
With demolition chutes, employees will be protected against injuries, which may result in litigation and compensations for injuries sustained, loss of wages, etc. Consequently, installing demolition chutes helps to avoid mishaps and problems.
Contact us at HodChutes for high-grade construction chutes for all your demolition projects in Pennsylvania. Abide by OSHA’s regulations and the State’s Rules regarding the use of demolition chutes. We assure you of the same day delivery to fast-track your project.