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(a) All buildings hereafter erected shall have all windows equipped with window cleaners’ safety anchors for use in connection with safety belts, except that this requirement does not apply to the following:
(1) Windows in dwellings;
(2) Windows not more than twenty feet above grade which can be washed from a ladder;
(3) Windows which are arranged and designed to be easily and safely cleaned from within the building; and
(4) Windows accessible from constructions providing safe footing and safe working conditions for a person cleaning the windows without the use of a safety belt.
(b) Window cleaners’ safety anchors shall consist of lugs or bolts securely fastened at each side of the window and arranged and designed for use in connection with an approved belt. The anchors shall be of a noncorrosive metal and shall be a type especially designed and made for this particular use. Each anchor shall be designed and constructed to withstand, without failure, under actual conditions of installations, an impact load of not less than 3,000 foot-pounds or bear the approval of Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc., for inspected appliances.
(c) Anchors, when fastened into metal frames, shall be securely bolted in place or be fastened by a method which will provide equal or better safety. When in wood frames, anchors shall be bolted entirely through the frame and, when laid in masonry, their anchorage shall extend at least eight inches into the masonry. Lag bolts or expansion bolts shall not be used.
(d) Window cleaners’ safety anchors shall be maintained in a safe condition. The Superintendent of Building and Zoning Inspection shall cause an inspection to be made of all anchors reported as being unsafe or in a questionable condition. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the owner of the building upon which anchors are place, or of the person legally responsible to make such tests as may be necessary, to determine whether or not the anchors are safe for the purpose intended, when the condition as to safety is questionable and cannot otherwise be determined. Test loads shall be such as may be prescribed by the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations or, in the absence of such regulations, as shall be prescribed by the Superintendent. Anchors which are found to be unsafe shall be properly repaired or replaced.
(Ord. 42-1981. Passed 2-23-81.)