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January 29, 1982
MEMORANDUM FOR: JAMES W. LAKE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR ATTENTION: JOHN A. GRANCHI THRU: JOHN MILES FIELD COORDINATOR FROM: PATRICK R. TYSON DIRECTOR, FEDERAL COMPLIANCE AND STATE PROGRAMS SUBJECT: Case Davis-Maxi Sneaker REFERENCE: Memorandum from your office to Patrick Tyson dated December 17, 1981
29 CFR 1926.602(a)(2) shall be enforced when the equipment is moving to or from a trenching operation as mentioned in your memorandum. However, when the operator is using the plowing attachment and facing 90 degrees from the direction of travel, then 29 CFR 1926.602(a)(2) should not be enforced for this type of operation. 29 CFR 1926.602(b)(1) requires seat belts for operators when seated in the normal seating arrangement, but does not require seat belts for operation of attachments.