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| Standard Number:||1926.601(b)(4); 1926.602(a)(9)(ii)|
|OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov.|
June 25, 1982
Mr. Michel Lepointe
Canada Limitee 1165,
Rue Gouin Quebec, P.Q., GIN IT3
Dear Mr. Lapointe:
This is in response to your letter of June 8, 1982, requesting requirements for back up alarms.
The Occupational Safety end Health Administration's (OSHA's) standard for back up alarms are contained in [29 CFR 1926.601(b)(4)] and in 29 CFR 1926.602(a)(9)(ii) (copy enclosed). Back up alarms complying with the above mentioned requirements are acceptable to this agency.
OSHA does not approve or endorse products for the following reasons:
- Alteration or misapplication of an otherwise safe piece of equipment could easily create a hazardous condition beyond the control of the manufacturer.
- The variable working conditions at job sites.
If I may be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me.
John K. Barto, Chief
Division of Occupational Safety Programming
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