September 20, 1976
MEMORANDUM FOR: Nicholas Di Archangel Acting Regional Administrator
ATTN: E. Largent - Yamazen USA, Inc.
Subject: Request for Interpretation
This is in reply to Mr. Largent's memo of August 4, 1976, subject as above,
requesting an interpretation as to whether or not a piece of equipment would
meet the intent of 1910.242(b).
Air guns with "air curtains" are acceptable as long as they meet the
requirements of 1910.242(b) and Program Directive #100-1, dated February 14,
Since the above mentioned PD addresses this situation, the correspondence is
being returned to your office for action. Your attention is also directed to
the 1976 edition of the Best's Safety Directory on portable powered tools
which reveals that this type of air gun is being presently marketed.
Barry J. White
Associate Assistant Secretary
for Regional Programs