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| Standard Number:||1910.179|
August 30, 1977
Mr. Gregory J. Callaghan
Hahn, Loeser, Freeheim, Dean & Wellman
Attorney at Law
800 National City E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44414
Dear Mr. Callaghan:
This is in response to your letter of July 15, 1977, regarding the required working clearance around electrical equipment on cranes.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards do not require a minimum 30 inch working clearance in the direction of the access to live parts on overhead and gantry cranes. With regard to the working clearance around electrical equipment on overhead and gantry cranes, requirements are satisfied if a footwalk of the least 18 inches is provided in the direction of live parts as prescribed by Section 1910.179(d)(2)(iv), and such live parts are protected by cabinets or elevation, to prevent accidental contact as prescribed by Section 110-17 of the 1971 NEC.
Thank you for your concern and interest in safety and health. If I may be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me.
John K. Barto, Chief
Division of Occupational
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