(a) Hazardous areas shall be scaled before any other work is
performed in the hazardous area. When scaling of highwalls is necessary to
correct conditions that are hazardous to persons in the area, a safe means
shall be provided for performing such work.
(b) Whenever it becomes necessary for safety to remove hazardous
material from highwalls by hand, the hazardous material shall be approached
from a safe direction and the material removed from a safe location.
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