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| Standard Number:||1910.179(e)(6)(i); 1910.179(g)(2)(i)|
September 27, 1977
|MEMORANDUM FOR:||DONALD E. MACKENZIE|
|FROM:||RICHARD P. WILSON|
Deputy Director, Federal Compliance
and State Programs
|SUBJECT:||Standard Clarification Request of 29 CFR 1910.179(e)(6)(i) and (g)(2)(i)|
This is in response to the memorandum to: Office of the Field Coordinator Bill Demery, Acting Director NEP; From: W. Gary Adams, Acting Director, NEPCC; dated July 15, 1977; same subject. Mr. Adams requests an interpretation of the term "normal operating conditions" as used in 29 CFR 1910.179(e)(6)(i) and (g)(2)(i) Overhead and Gantry Cranes.
Specifically, Mr. Adams asks "if the only exposed employees in these cases are maintenance men who do occasional maintenance on the crane bridge foot-walk is this exposure during normal operating conditions ---?".
The answer to this question is in the affirmative. OSHA's position is that "normal operating conditions" include maintenance activity.
This office, in the near future, will issue a program directive defining the term as used in the cranes and derricks standards.
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