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| 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.
Assistant Regional Administrator
for Technical Support
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