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.

January 13, 1998

Mr. Raymond A. Mosley, Director
Office of the Federal Register
National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, D.C. 20408

ATTENTION:	Alomha Morris, Chief
		Code of Federal Regulations Branch

Dear Mr. Mosley:

This letter is to request that the Office of the Federal Register publish a correction to alert the public that the section number in the heading for §1926.454 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations was inadvertently omitted from the July 1997 Code volume. On page 311 of the CFR volume, the text of the section heading for §1926.454, minus the numerical designation, is run in with an effective date note. Without the section head number, the codification sequence is confusing. If users do not refer to the source Federal Register document, they will be unsure about where the separate training provisions of §1926.454 are found.

This request follows up on a December 3rd telephone request from Laurence Davey from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asking that a notation of this omission be made in the Code of Federal Regulations Branch's CFR Master Set. However, OSHA National office staff recently received their 1997 CFR volumes, and we have fielded questions from some of them about the discrepancy. These queries have prompted us to ask your office to publish a CFR correction to provide a ready explanation of the omission, which should head off further confusion on this matter.

On a related note, we recently received approval from the Office of Management and Budget for the provisions in §1926.453 with a delayed effective date. We will soon publish a document to announce the effective date, which will eliminate the need to carry an editor-prepared note in the 1998 volume. Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,

H. Berrien Zettler, Deputy Director
Directorate of Construction

cc: Cathy Goedert, OMDS