Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents
• Part Number: 1918
• Part Title: Safety and Health Regulations for Longshoring
• Subpart: I
• Subpart Title: General Working Conditions
• Standard Number: 1918.92
• Title: Illumination.
• GPO Source: e-CFR


Walking, working, and climbing areas. Walking, working, and climbing areas shall be illuminated. Unless conditions described in the regulations of the U.S. Coast Guard (33 CFR 154.570) exist for specific operations, illumination for cargo transfer operations shall be of a minimum light intensity of five foot-candles (54 lux). Where work tasks require more light to be performed safely, supplemental lighting shall be used.


Intensity measurement. The lighting intensity shall be measured at the task/working surface, in the plane in which the task/working surface is present.


Arrangement of lights. Lights shall be arranged so that they do not shine into the eyes of winch-drivers, crane operators or hatch tenders. On Ro-Ro ships, stationary lights shall not shine directly into the eyes of drivers.


Portable lights. Portable lights shall meet the following requirements:



Portable lights shall be equipped with substantial reflectors and guards to prevent materials from coming into contact with the bulb.


Flexible electric cords used with temporary lights shall be designed by the manufacturer for hard or extra-hard usage. Temporary and portable lights shall not be suspended by their electric cords u