April 9, 1981
MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS
THRU: JOHN B. MILES, JR.
FROM: BRUCE HILLENBRAND
FEDERAL COMPLIANCE AND STATE PROGRAMS
SUBJECT: Clarification of Overhand Bricklaying Memo
REFERENCE: Memorandum to Regional Administrators,
Subject: Overhand Bricklaying - Applicability
of Certain Standards, dated January 15, 1981.
It has been brought to our attention that the referenced memo could be
misconstrued to exempt masons and mason tenders from all personal
protective equipment requirements of 29 CFR 1926.28.
It is the intent of the above memo to only exempt those employed in the
laying of brick by the overhand method from the fall protection requirements.
Therefore, all other personal protective equipment requirements in 1926.28
remain in effect.