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Clarification of OSHA's Enforcement Policies Relating to Floors/Nets and Shear Connectors


Federal Directive Number: CPL 02-01-148

Date of Directive: 04/30/2010

The purpose of this Instruction is to clarify OSHA's enforcement policy on the requirements regarding: (1) fully planked or decked floors or nets, which was announced in Question and Answer #23 in OSHA Instruction CPL 02-01-034 (formerly CPL 2-1.34), issued March 22, 2002, and (2) the use of pre-installed shear connectors during steel erection, which was announced in Question and Answer #25 in OSHA Instruction CPL 02-01-034 (formerly CPL 2-1.34), issued March 22, 2002. This Instruction rescinds Questions 23 and 25.

Equivalency Required
Intention Required
State Intent to Adopt Adopt Identical Date Adopted URL or Contact
AK No NA NA State did not adopt the 2002 policy
AZ Yes Yes 06/21/2010 NA
CA No NA NA Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders, Article 29. Erection and Construction
CT+ Yes Yes 01/14/2011 NA
HI Pending Pending Pending State Response Pending
IA No NA NA Adopted 9/30/2009 CPL 02-01-046
IN Yes Yes 08/01/2010 NA
KY No NA NA State did not adopt the 2002 policy
Kentucky Administrative Regulations
MD Yes No 05/31/2010 MOSH Instruction 10-6 - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) Instructions
MI No NA NA State did not adopt the 2002 policy
Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth Director's Office Getneral Industry Safety Standards (PDF*)
MN Yes Yes Pending NA
NC Yes No 06/06/2010 NC-OSH (919) 807-2900
NJ+ No NA NA John Patterson at 609-984-1389
NM Yes Yes Pending NA
NV No NA NA Rescinded 2002 policy on 8/1/2008
NY+ Yes Yes Pending NA
OR Yes No 04/01/2009 Program Directive (PDF*)
PR Yes Yes 06/20/2010 NA
SC Yes No 07/26/2010 Dorothy "Dottie" Ison, (803) 896-7686
TN Yes Yes 06/09/2010 NA
UT Yes Yes 06/10/2010 NA
VA Yes Yes 12/01/2010 NA
VI+ Pending Pending Pending State Response Pending
VT Yes Yes 08/01/2010 NA
WA No NA NA State did not adopt the 2002 policy WAC 296-155-716 Fall protection
WY Yes Yes 07/26/2010 NA
Total 15 12

+ Plan covers State and local government employees only.

[Last updated: April 14, 2011]


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