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April 20, 1978
Mr. R. Daniel Lykins
115 East Seventh Street
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Dear Mr. Lykins:
This is to confirm the telephone conversation with Mr. Daly of my staff concerning information you requested on safety devices for auger clean-out doors and attachment plugs.
I am sorry we do not have any information on safety devices for auger doors. In addition to the information Mr. Daly supplied over the telephone on attachment plugs, I am enclosing our OSHA Program Directive #100-8 which may be of assistance.
If we can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact us.
Janet H. Sprickman,
Acting Chief Division of
Occupational Safety Programming