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Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents
• Standard Number: 1910.28(j)(2)

May 20, 1977

Mr. Peyton H. Hines, President
Safety Supply House
P.O. Box 382
Belle Chasse, Louisiana 70037

Dear Mr. Hines:

In response to your request to our New Orleans Area Office and telephone contact of May 19, 1977, with a member of my staff, I submit the following information.

It is my understanding that the standard you made reference to is contained in a Commerce Clearing House publication and corresponds with 29 CFR 1910.28(j). The OSHA regulations state minimum Federal requirements acceptable in providing employees a safe and healthful workplace.

29 CFR 1910.28(j) only addresses the use of a 5/8-inch fiber or manila rope for boatswain's chairs which in effect sets the minimum requirements. If a rope of different material were used which met or exceeded OSHA standards and offered employees equivalent protection, such a rope would be acceptable.

If I may be of further assistance please let me know.

Sincerely yours,

C.R. Holder
Assistant Regional Administrator
for Technical Support

Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents

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