This subpart contains the general rules of the Secretary of Labor interpreting and applying the
construction safety and health provisions of section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (83 Stat. 96). Section 107 requires as a
condition of each contract which is entered into under legislation subject to Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 (64 Stat. 1267), and which is for
construction, alteration, and/or repair, including painting and decorating, that no contractor or subcontractor contracting for any part of the
contract work shall require any laborer or mechanic employed in the performance of the contract to work in surroundings or under working conditions
which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to his health or safety, as determined under construction safety and health standards promulgated by the
Secretary by regulation.