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July 30, 1975

Mr. Bill Powers
Executive Vice President
Texas Poultry Federation
Post Office Box 14428
Austin, Texas 78761

Dear Mr. Powers:

This is in response to your letter dated May 23, 1975, which was forwarded from the Dallas Regional Office to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Washington, D.C., for clarification.

In reviewing the information provided, OSHA concurs with the clarification provided by the Atlanta Regional Office. Wire mesh gloves are not warranted in the following poultry processing operations:



  1. Vent Cut
  2. Gizzard
  3. Heart and Liver
  4. Trim

Thank you for your interest in occupational safety.


Barry J. White
Associate Assistant Secretary
for Regional Programs