- Standard Number:1926.201(a)(2)1926.201(a)(4)
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November 26, 1975
Mr. Leonard Freed
Safety and Ecology
Ohio Contractors Association
The Neil House Motor Hotel
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Dear Mr. Freed:
This is in response to your letter dated September 24, 1975, concerning uniformed officers performing the duties of flagmen for private construction contractors while in an off-duty status.
29 CFR 1926.201(a)(2), (Signaling), makes reference to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) D6.1-1961 and applies only to signaling directions by flagmen. 29 CFR 1926.201(a)(4) sets forth specific requirements that flagmen be provided with the required garments and shall wear the required garments while performing the functions of flagmen.
Since the officers that you refer to are employees of a private construction contractor, required garments must be provided for them and worn by the officers while they are working as flagmen, to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's regulations and standards.
Thank you for your interest in occupational safety and health. If I may be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me.
John K. Barto, Chief
Division of Occupational Safety Programming