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BIGHT

A U-turn in a section of a rope.

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BIRDCAGE

See Area Scaffold: An assemblage of tube and coupler or system scaffold components to form a grid.

Also for suspended scaffold: A kink pulled through or displacement of outer wire rope strands forced into compression forming a cage.

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BIRDCAGE (SUSPENDED SCAFFOLDS)

A kink pulled through or displacement of outer wire rope strands forced into compression forming a cage.

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BLOCKING (RIGGING)

A large pulley used to provide mechanical advantage for move loads.

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BLOCKING (SHORING)

A solid piece of material used to fill spaces between members.

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BOATSWAIN'S STAND

A suspended stand designed to accommodate one work man in a standing position.

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BOATSWAIN’S CHAIR

A suspended seat designed to accommodate one worker in a sitting position.

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BODY BELT

A body support component comprised of a strap with means for securing it about the waist and for attaching it to other components or subsystems.

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BODY HARNESS

Straps that are secured about an employee in a manner that distributes the arrest forces over at least the thighs, shoulders and pelvis, with provisions for attaching a lanyard, lifeline or deceleration device.

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BOSUN'S CHAIR

See Boatswain's Chair: A suspended seat designed to accommodate one worker in a sitting position.

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