DRAFT COMPLIANCE DIRECTIVE FOR THE NEW STEEL ERECTION STANDARD
The new steel erection standard for construction will go into effect on January 18, 2002. Below is the URL (internet address) for OSHA's draft compliance directive for this new standard. The draft consists of an overview of the standard, inspection tips for OSHA compliance officers, compliance policy information (in the form of questions and answers), and illustrative photographs and drawings. Also included are definitions from the text of the standard.
Anyone who wishes to make informal suggestions on the draft directive may do so by sending them electronically to OSHA using the e-mail box indicated below. Suggestions need to be received by December 10, 2001.
This is the first time OSHA has posted a draft compliance directive on the web and given the public an opportunity to send in informal suggestions. While suggestions are welcomed and appreciated, this is not part of the rulemaking process; the Agency will not be issuing an analysis on the suggestions received.
Download Draft Directive - [PDF 2.5 MB] NOTE: This PDF file may be password protected. If you are prompted for a password when opening the document, enter "draft".
Suggestions need to be received no later than December 10, 2001. Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The draft directive presented here is not final and thus is not an official Agency policy document.
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