- Standard Number:1918.13
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January 16, 1991
Lee Hand Quad City
Testing Laboratory, Inc.
North Brady Street
17095 214th Street
Davenport, Iowa 52804
This correspondence is in response to your letter dated August 30, 1990, and confirms your conversation with Mr. Steve Butler of my staff on January 16, 1991. Please excuse our delay in providing written response.
You have requested clarification concerning the applicable standards which apply on barge loading equipment. As detailed by you the equipment in question is used for unloading coal from barges at a power plant on the Mississippi River, is operated by employees of the power company, and consists of a bulk cargo sucker supported by three cranes.
This barge loading equipment would be covered by maritime standards for the longshoring industry, 29 CFR 1918. Further, this equipment would have to meet the requirements of 1918.13 "Certification of shore-based material handling devices", paragraph (d).
Our current address remains:
Department of Labor - OSHA Office of Construction and Maritime Compliance Assistance 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Room N3610 Washington, D.C. 20210 Attn: Gerald P. Reidy
Feel free to write us at the above address or contact us by phone at (202) 523-8131, should you require further clarification or have additional questions.
Gerald P. Reidy, Director
Office of Construction
and Maritime Compliance Assistance