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| Standard Number:||1926.1000(a)(2); 1928.51(b)(1)|
April 6, 1976
Mr. Darrell E. Wolbers,
J I Case
700 State Street
Racine, Wisconsin 53404
Dear Mr. Wolbers:
This is in response to your letter of February 26, 1976, addressed to Mr. Fred Stockmeir, or our Chicago Regional Office, regarding Rollover Protection Structures (ROPS) on skid-steer loaders used in agricultural operations. In addition, it confirms a telephone conversation with a member of my staff.
Your specific question is: Do skid-steer loaders when used in agricultural operations have to conform to 29 CFR 1928.51(b)(1) which requires ROPS on each tractor operated by an employee?
The answer is no. The negative answer is in agreement with Construction standard 29 CFR 1926.1000(a)(2) [incorporated by reference in 29 CFR 1928.51(b)(1)]. This construction standard 29 CFR 1926.1000(a)(2) reads:
The promulgation of specific standards for rollover protective structures for compactors and rubber-tired skid-steer equipment is reserved pending consideration of standards currently being developed.
A Program Directive covering this subject will be issued in the near future.
If I may be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me.
John K. Barto, Chief
Division of Occupational Safety Programming
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