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.

August 6, 1993

Leo B. Hill, P.A.
Suite H
2000 Wells Road
Orange Park, Florida 32073

Dear Mr. Hill:

This is in response to your July 20 letter requesting information on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations that might require warning stickers on stump grinders. Please be advised that OSHA does not have any regulations that require warning stickers to be placed on stump grinders advising that the grinders must not be operated by a person weighing less than 200 pounds.

You may wish to contact the American National Standards Institute, Inc., 1430 Broadway, New York, New York 10018 to see if that organization has any voluntary consensus standards that address your concerns.


Roger A. Clark Director
Directorate of Compliance Programs