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| Record Type:||Instruction|
| Directive Number:||CPL 02-01-040|
| Old Directive Number:||CPL 02-01-040|
| Title:||1926.757(a)(3) - Enforcement policy on column joists.|
| Information Date:||07/18/2004|
| Standard Number:||1926.757(a)(3)|
|DIRECTIVE NUMBER: CPL 02-01-040||EFFECTIVE DATE: July 18, 2004|
|SUBJECT: 1926.757(a)(3) - Enforcement policy on column joists|
|Purpose:||The purpose of this Instruction is to amend Question and Answer #32 of OSHA Instruction CPL 02-01-034 (CPL 2-1.34) "Inspection policy and procedures for OSHA's steel erection standards for construction", issued March 22, 2002 and to revoke OSHA Notice 03-03 (CPL 02) (03-03 CPL 2) "Extension of enforcement policy on column joists (CPL 2-1.34)" issued July 18, 2003.|
|References:||OSHA Instruction CPL 02-01-034 (CPL 2-1.34) "Inspection policy and procedures for OSHA's steel erection standards for construction"|
|Cancellations:||OSHA Notice 03-03 (CPL 02) (03-03 CPL 2) "Extension of enforcement policy on column joists (CPL 2-1.34)"|
|State Impact:||This instruction describes a Federal Program change for which State adoption is not required.|
|Action Offices:||National, Regional, and Area Offices|
|Originating Office:||Directorate of Construction|
Office of Construction Standards and Guidance
Directorate of Construction
Office of Construction Standards and Guidance,
200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20210.
In Chapter 4, Section VII Open Web Steel Joists, Question and Answer #32 will be deleted and replaced to extend the policy indefinitely.
In Chapter 4, Section VII Open Web Steel Joists, Question and Answer #32, a compliance policy was announced with respect to the column joist requirements in 1926.757(a)(3), with a termination date of July 18, 2003. The effective date of that enforcement policy was extended to July 18, 2004, or until a new directive was issued. OSHA is now extending this policy indefinitely. The revised paragraph shall read:Question 32: Section 1926.757(a)(3) requires: "where steel joists at or near columns span 60 feet or less, the joist shall be designed with sufficient strength to allow one employee to release the hoisting cable without the need for erection bridging." Joist manufactures have stated that, for some lengths, there are no existing joist designs that would provide the necessary stability (even with the stabilizer plate). These are primarily joists in the 55-60 foot length range. The policy set out by OSHA in Instruction CPL 02-01-034 (CPL 2-1.34) issued on March 22, 2002 and extended by OSHA Notice 03-03(CPL 02) (03-03 CPL 2) on July 18, 2003, will expire on July 18, 2004. Have the manufactures been able to design a joist to meet the requirements of the standard? And if not, how will OSHA enforce this provision?
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