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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.
July 24, 1991
|MEMORANDUM FOR:||DANIEL MICK
COUNSEL FOR TRIAL AND OSHRC LITIGATION
OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR
|FROM:||ROY F. GURNHAM, DIRECTOR
OFFICE OF CONSTRUCTION AND MARITIME COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE
|SUBJECT:||Application of 29 CFR 1926.201 signaling and 29 CFR 1926.202 Barricades to Highway Construction Projects.|
29 CFR 1926.202 Barricades. Use this standard for citations pertaining to the design or application of barriers. The American National Standards Institute D6.1-1971, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways referenced in the standard lists 2 applications where barricades shall be used. (See section 6C-7 Barricade application)
29 CFR 1926.201 Signaling. This standard is to be used to cite for lack of signs, signals, barricades, flagmen or other appropriate traffic controls.
If signs, signals, and barricades are being used and they do not provide the necessary protection, then flagmen or other appropriate traffic controls shall be required. However, if signs, signals, barricades, and flagmen or other appropriate traffic controls are being used, the employer would be in compliance.