• Record Type:
    OSHA Instruction
  • Current Directive Number:
    STD 03-06-002
  • Old Directive Number:
    STD 3-6.2
  • Title:
    29 CFR 1926.250.(b)(1), Material Storage -- As Related to Interim Storage of Concrete Forms and Shoring
  • Information Date:
  • Standard Number:

OSHA Instruction STD 3-6.2 October 30, 1978

Jan. 31, 1978




Subject: 29 CFR 1926.250(b)(1), Material Storage--As Related To interim Storage of concrete Forms and Shoring Between Placements

1. Purpose

The purpose of this directive is to clarify the application of 29 CFR 1926.250(b)(1), Material storage, as elated to concrete forms and shoring.

2. Documentation Affected

This directive supersedes Field Information of the National Office #74-86 dated October 22, 1974.

3. Background

It has been brought to the attention of the National Office that contractors have been cited under 29 CFR 1926.250(b)(1) when lumber normally used as concrete forms and shoring is bundled and stockpiled within 10 feet of an exterior wall which does not extend above the top of the material stored.

4. Action

a. The equipment used for shoring of newly placed concrete (forms, shoring jacks, clamps, steel rods or pipes, base plates and other items that are in use) is "equipment" subject to the standards contained in Subpart Q, 29 CFR 1926.700, 701 and 702. "Material storage" as defined in 29 CFR 1926.250(b)(1) does not apply except in a static situation.

OSHA Instruction STD 3-6.2 October 30, 1978

b. When stripped forms and shoring are bundled and placed within close proximity to an open-sided floor (in order to preclude a "sidepick" by a crane), for movement to another tier for placement, it must be considered as in-process equipment. During routine operations, all normal safety precautions shall be taken. When the bundles are to be left overnight or for a longer period of time, they shall be anchored and braced in such a manner to prevent displacement in any direction. All periphery guards shall be in place except when the bundles are actually being removed through the opening.
c. Equipment of this type, not actually in use as process equipment and positioned on the jobsite for an indefinite period of time, would be covered under 29 CFR 1926.250(b)(1), Material storage .
d. The application of these standards depends on the specific conditions, as stated in the preceding paragraphs, found by the CSHO at the time of the inspection.

5. Effective Date

This directive is effective immediately and will remain in effect until canceled or superseded.

Richard P. Wilson Deputy Director, Federal Compliance and State Programs


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