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 23, 1996
MEMORANDUM FOR: ALL REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS FROM: JOHN B. MILES, DIRECTOR DIRECTORATE OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS SUBJECT: Appropriation's rider Update
Congress has approved the Appropriations Bill for FY 1997. This bill has identical restrictive language on OSHA's enforcement actions as those in the past. The guidance found in CPL 2.51H continues to be OSHA's enforcement policy.
The most recent BLS data is not available at this time to update Appendix A. When we develop the replacement LWDI/SIC appendix, it will be forwarded separately. Until that time, continue to use the version of Appendix "A" which was attached to the April 9, 1996-memorandum to Regional Administrators.
If you have questions on this memo, the appendix, or the application of CPL 2.51H, contact Don Kallstrom in the Office of Safety Compliance Assistance, (202)219-8031 x-109.