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.
October 11, 1994
MEMORANDUM FOR: ALL REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS
FROM: JOHN B. MILES, JR., DIRECTOR DIRECTORATE OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS
SUBJECT: Clarification and Interpretations of the
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide, by attachments to this memorandum, up-to-date letters issued by the national office after November 10, 1993. Previous letters issued by the national office on this subject were provided by a November 10, 1993, memorandum to all regional administrators.
Please note that the subject letters issued by the national office are being incorporated into the OSHA Computer Information System (OCIS). These letters are also being incorporated into a CD-ROM disc which is updated guarterly and which may be purchased from the Government Printing Office. A listing of OSHA publications and other references including the CD ROM available through the Government Printing Office and ordering information is also attached for your use.