OSHA requires the installation of screening between adjacent elevator hoistways to protect workers from injury. The National Elevator Industry's Field Employee Safety Handbook, Section 8.3, "Hoistway Screening," requires that, "when an elevator is operating in a multiple hoistway, and construction or modernization work is to be performed, in an adjacent position of that multiple hoistway , that portion of the elevator hoistway where the work is to be performed, shall be fully separated."
PearlWeave netting, when installed vertically inside elevator hoistways, provides the equivalent protection to that of wire mesh. It replaces screening behind traveling cables, protects counterweight frames, and most importantly, protects workers, working inside of one hoistway, from "straying into" the adjacent hoistway or area between counterweight rails, thereby preventing serious injury, and, even loss of life. PearlWeave safety netting products are lightweight, durable and easier to use than traditional wire meshes, while exceeding their strength characteristics. Our chemical and mildew resistant products, are also flame retardant, and if burned, will not emit toxins into the hoistway.
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