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| Standard Number:||1926.500|
|DATE:||April 23, 1973|
|ATTN OF:||OSHA - ARA's Federal/State Operations - Technical Support|
|SUBJECT:||1926.500, Guardrails, handrails & guards|
TO: ALL AREA DIRECTORS Paragraph 1926.500(f)(l)(vi) provides for the utilization of types, sizes and arrangements of railing construction provided they meet the conditions established in sub-paragraph a thru d.
In construction the use of cables or chains to guard door and wall openings is common practice; however, unless these chains or cables are of sufficient size and strength to support the loads which might be imposed, they imply a security which is not present.
Since cables or chains are commonly used as barriers or guards on construction projects at floor and wall openings and to establish uniformity in this Region, the following criteria will govern the use of cable and chain as guards.
Chain or cable may be used as immediate rails when installed to the above criteria.
R. A. WENDELL
Assistant Regional Administrator
for Federal/State Programs.
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