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March 17, 1978
MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS THRU: DONALD E. MACKENZIE Field Coordinator FROM: BRUCE HILLENBRAND Acting Director Federal Compliance and State Programs SUBJECT: Enforcement of 29 CFR 1926.601(b)(10)
It has been brought to the attention of the National Office that trucks covered by 29 CFR 1926.601 with dump bodies are being used at construction projects without the positive means of support, permanently attached as required by 1926.601(b)(10). Truck drivers, maintenance personnel etc., inspecting or servicing equipment below the raised truck body at the job site without a positive means of support shall be cited for the alleged violation of 29 CFR 1926.601(b)(10). Employers not covered by the aforementioned standard, but exposing their employees to the recognized hazard mentioned above shall be cited under Section 5(a)(1) of the Act.