OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at https://www.osha.gov.

December 9, 1975

Mr. Mervyn Sluizer, Jr.
IIL Technical Director
Institute of Industrial Launderers
1730 M Street, N.W. -- Suite 613
Washington, D.C. 20036

Dear Mr. Sluizer:

This is in response to your letter dated December 1, 1975, which requested clarification of 29 CFR 1910.184.

A review of the Industrial Slings standard finds that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration does not have standards which cover large laundry nets.

If I may be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your interest in occupational safety.


John K. Barto, Chief
Division of Occupational
Safety Programming