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| Standard Number:||1926.302; 1926.951; 1926.950|
February 6, 1978
Mr. James Thomas
Attorneys at Law
33 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Dear Mr. Demos:
This is in response to your letter of December 1, 1977, addressed to Mr. Dave Hadden, which was forwarded to this office for a reply. The letter concerned interpretations of several construction standards. Please accept my apology for the delay in response.
The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Section 1926.302(d)(1) does require fire resistant fluid in power-operated handtools such as a hydraulic foot pump.
Section 1926.951 of the construction standards applies only when employees are engaged in the construction of electric transmission and distributions lines and equipment. When employees are engaged in this work, the requirement does mean, if you are going to work close enough where you may accidently come into contact with an energized line, do not use a conductive hose. The word "around" is not restricted to Table V-1 located in Section 1926.950 of the construction standards.
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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