March 14, 1996
MEMORANDUM FOR: SANDRA J. TAYLOR
DEPUTY REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
FROM: JOHN B. MILES, JR., DIRECTOR
DIRECTORATE OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR INTERPRETATION - 29 CFR 1910.213(f)(2)
This is in response to your letter of October 20, 1995, in which the
Regional Office requested an interpretation of 29 CFR 1910.213(f)(2). Please
accept our apology for the delay in responding and not keeping you informed
during the delay.
Concurrent with your request of Compliance Programs, Kenker Box Company as a
condition of settlement, requested a variance that was evaluated by the
Directorate of Safety Standards Programs. The result of their evaluation is
that the power feed mechanism submitted, specifically SCMI's universal power
feed model #177, provides an equivalent level of protection to the
anti-kickback fingers required by the standard [29 CFR 1910.213(f)(2)] when
it is installed, maintained, and operated according to the manufacturer's
recommendations, and specifications.
If you have further questions on this response please contact Mr. Don
Kallstrom in the Office of General Industry Compliance Assistance
(202)219-8031. Again please accept our apology for the delay.