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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-084
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FHWA Field Manual for Bridge Painting Inspection
Ladders and scaffolding are in good condition and provide safe access to all
necessary areas. Any needed changes should be immediately brought to contractor’s
If working at heights greater than 2m (6 ft.), proper fitting safety harnesses
or belts have been provided.___
During blasting operations, no dust leaks are visible outside the enclosure.
If working inside the enclosure, appropriate breathing apparatus has been provided.___
Once blasting is completed, there is no lead debris is present on the ground
or in any waterways.___
Hazardous waste is stored away from public access and in an area where it is
not subject to being struck by traffic.___
U.S. Department of Transportation
TRT Terms: Metal bridges; Paint; Inspection