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• Standard Number: 1910.23(a)(2); 1910.27(d)
• Status: Archived

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June 12, 1975

Mr. W. J. Harper
Supervising Engineer
Pangborn Division
The Carborundum Co.
Hagerstown, Md. 21740

Dear Mr. Harper:

This is in reply to your letter of May 19, 1975 regarding the swinging gate requirement of 1910.23(a)(2).

This requirement is applicable only for ladderway floor openings and platforms. A swinging gate is not required at landings when you have a fixed ladder as illustrated by figures D-8 or D-9 under 1910.27.

Your interest in occupational safety and health is appreciated.

Sincerely yours,



DAVID H. RHONE
Assistant Regional Director for
Occupational Safety and Health


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NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.


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