Powered by GoogleTranslate
Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents
• Standard Number: 1910.219(i)(2)

June 23, 1975

Mr. R. Lemma
Buffalo Forge Company
Buffalo Pumps Division
P.O. Box 156
North Tonawanda, New York 14120

Dear Mr. Lemma,

This is in response to your letter requesting clarification of the requirement to guard couplings connecting driven power shafts.

According to your letter description and the enclosed pictures which show a sheet metal sleeve bolted to the motor/pump base totally covering the coupling we believe that you are in total compliance with OSHA 1910.219(i)(2) on page 23730 of the Federal Register dated June 27, 1974, Vol. 39, #125. This standard requires that bolts, nuts and setscrews shall either be counter-sunk or covered by a sleeve in the manner you are providing. Accordingly, you may state on your own authority that this particular item meets OSHA standards. You may not state the item is approved by OSHA.

We have mailed under separate cover several OSHA brochures including the above noted Federal Register. Please feel free to contact us if there are further questions about OSHA.


Alfred Barden
Assistant Regional Director
Occupational Safety and Health

Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.