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NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.

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

Mr. T. Trahan
CSC Credit Services
652 North Belt East
Houston, Texas 77060

Dear Mr. Trahan:

We are hereby withdrawing our letter to you dated November 15, 1999, which was written in response to your letter of August 21, 1997, requesting information on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) policies concerning employees working at home.

Our letter provided guidance to you on your employees working at home. The letter, however, caused widespread confusion and unintended consequences for others. As a result of those unintended consequences, we have made the decision to withdraw the letter.

We regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Office of General Industry Compliance Assistance at 202-693-1850.


Richard E. Fairfax, Director
Directorate of Compliance Programs



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