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• Standard Number: 1926.500

October 21, 1974

Mr. Edwin L. Karpick
Vice President
U. S. Metalite
P. O. Box 447
Layfayette, Indiana 47902

Dear Mr. Karpick:

This is in answer to your letter of October 10, 1974 about the use of stilts in construction.

The Occupational Safety and Health Rules and Regulations for Construction do not ban the use of stilts. When we are asked about them, we state this fact but cautions that there may be situations, such as on rough surfaces, when their use may present a hazard.

We appreciate receiving a copy of the GDCI safety study and will keep it in our files for possible future reference.

Yours very truly,



David Hadden
Safety Specialist
Construction Standards


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