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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 http://www.osha.gov.

June 13, 1994

 

MEMORANDUM FOR: OFFICE OF FIELD PROGRAMS
REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS
   
FROM: JAMES W. STANLEY
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY
   
SUBJECT: Fall Protection for Steep Roofs and During the
Performance of Built-Up Roofing Work

 

Until new subpart M--Fall protection is published, the interim policy regarding fall protection during roofing operations is as follows:

Citations for failure to use fall protection shall be issued to employers engaged in steep roof or built-up roofing activities only when those employers are not in compliance with the requirements of 29 CFR 1926.451(u)(3) for work on steep roofs, and 29 CFR 1926.500(g) for work during built-up roofing operations. Section 5(a)(1) of the Act and 29 CFR 1926.95(a) shall not be used to require fall protection during those operations when the fall distance is less than 16 feet.

 

Archive Notice - OSHA Archive

NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.