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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.
June 13, 1988
|MEMORANDUM FOR:||LINDA R. ANKU|
|THRU:||LEO CAREY, Director|
|Office of Field Programs|
|FROM:||THOMAS J. SHEPICH, Director|
|Directorate of Compliance Programs|
|SUBJECT:||Request for Guidance Relative to Guardrail|
|Requirements for Ladder Jack Scaffolds used|
|on Construction sites|
In response to your letter of May 20, 29 CFR 1926.451(a)(4) of the current scaffolding standard is not applicable to ladder jack scaffolds. The existing scaffold standards for ladder jacks do not require any fall protection for employees at the present time. The November 25, 1986, proposal would require body belt/harness systems to be used in ladder jacks.