MEMORANDUM FOR: GERALD P. REIDY
FROM: John B. Miles, Jr., Director
Directorate of Field Operations
SUBJECT: Evaluation of the "Rustgo Work Platform"
Re: Region II Memorandum of February 13, 1985 concerning the above
The Rustgo work platform used at a construction project is a mobile scaffold
which must comply with the scaffold standards regulated in 29 CFR
1926.451 [and 1926.452(w)]. Based on the information provided by the manufacturer's
brochure and a telephone conversation between a company official and a member
of my staff, it appears the Rustgo work platform was designed to comply with
the requirements for mobile scaffolds. The company official stated that the
Model 195 and the Model 139 platforms have been tested when they have been
raised to their highest level with at least four times the specified maximum
workload. Compliance officers performing OSHA inspections where the Rustgo
work platforms are being used by the employer shall enforce 29 CFR
1926.451 [and 1926.452(w)], requirements for manually propelled mobile scaffolds.