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| Standard Number:||1926.451(a); 1926.451(a)(10)|
January 9, 1979
Mr. O.M. Nygaard
Technical Prevention Division Labor and Industries Building
Salem, Oregon 97310
Dear Mr. Nygaard:
This is in response to your letter dated December 15, 1978, and a telephone conversation with a member of my staff, Mr. William Simms. You have expressed concern over the prohibition of lean-to scaffolds.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Construction Safety and Health Regulation, specifically 1926.541(a)(20), prohibits the use of shore or lean-to scaffolds as indicated in your letter. However, the information you have provided this office substantiates that the subject Oregon secured scaffold arrangement is not a lean-to scaffolds.
The Oregon secured scaffold appears to meet the applicable general requirements of 29 CFR 1926.451(a). It is recommended that the subject scaffold should not be referred to as a lean-to scaffold, as it is not, and would only cause confusion in the field. In addition the planking and spacing of the bearers shall comply with 29 CFR 1926.451(a)(10) and Table L-3.
If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me.
John K. Barto,
Chief Division of Occupational Safety Programming
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