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• Record Type: Instruction
• Directive Number: STD 01-13-005
• Old Directive Number: STD 1-15.1
• Title: Clarification of "Operations Which Involve Construction Work" as Related to Telecommunication Work
• Information Date: 10/30/1978

OSHA Instruction STD 1-15.1 October 30, 1978

OSHA PROGRAM DIRECTIVE # 100-28

TO: ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTORS/OSH

Subject: Clarification Of "Operations Which Involve Construction Work" as Related to Telecommunication Work

l. Purpose

To clarify the intent of Paragraphs 1910.268(a)(2)(i) and (3).

2. Directives Affected

None

3. Background

Paragraph 1910.268(a)(2)(i) states, "These standards do not apply to construction work as defined in Section 1910.12. " Paragraph 1910.268(a)(3) states, "Operations or conditions not specifically covered by this section are subject to all the applicable standards contained in this Part 1910. See Section 1910.5(c). Operations which involve construction work, as defined in Section 1910.12 are subject to all the applicable standards contained in Part 1926 of this chapter" Requests for clarification have been received as to the intent of these statements on construction work as they relate to telecommunication work.

4. Clarification

The intent of these two paragraphs is to indicate that all construction activity performed by the telecommunication industry (and for that matter, any industry) would be governed by the rules and regulations of 29 CFR 1926.

OSHA Instruction STD 1-15.1

This means that operations presently subject to Part 1926 will continue to be subject to those standards and that 1910.268 (Telecommunications) standards do not alter this present system.

Barry J. White Associate Assistant Secretary for Regional Programs

DISTRIBUTION: NATIONAL OFFICE FIELD

A/Sec. (3) Assistant Regional Director/OSH (3) Dep. Asst./Sec. (2) AARD Technical (2) Spec. Asst. (1) AARD Training (2) Associate Asst./Sec. (3) AARD Federal/State (2) Office Directors (3) Area/District Offices (3) Division Chiefs (1) Training Institute (4) SOL (35) Professional Staff (1 ea.) BLS (1) Designated State Agencies (1) Review Commission (6) NIOSH Regional Program Directors (1 HEW (1) SOL Regional Attorneys (1) OGO Professional Staff (50) Review Commission Regional OS Professional Staff (50) Offices (1) NACOSH Committee (1), Regional Directors (1)


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