I have a question concerning FAA OSHA jurisdiction. I realize that OSHA has jurisdiction over non-crew members unless there is an agreement between the FAA and a carrier. Crew members are exempt when they are acting in their capacity following FAA approved procedures. I realize that this is a simplification of a complex issue. My question is, does a flight crew member while walking on the wing of a Gulfstream let’s say to inspect an engine inlet for FOD or install a protective cover have to wear fall protection equipment due to the height of the wing being above OSHA limits? Mind you that the wing is a walking surface for there is wing walk compound for your feet. If fall protection is not required would this practice extend to ground personnel performing the same function for the same reason?
I’ve scoured the internet and have found bits and pieces all over the place and am looking for a single point for reference. Can anyone point me in the right direction.