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• Standard Number: 1910.177(a)(2)

May 3, 1985

Mr. D. Quigel
Transportation Director
NAVCOMMSTA Stockton
Stockton, CA 95203

Dear Mr. Quigel:

The scope of 29 CFR 1910.177(a)(2) stipulates that the section does not apply to employers regulated under the Construction Safety Standards, Agriculture Standards or the Maritime Standards.

This is the way the regulation is written, although there is just as much a hazard if the tire is changed for a manufacturing company or if it is an off highway vehicle for a construction company.

The only way OSHA could cite when employers are covered under 1926, 1928 or 1915, is under 5(a)(1) of the act, e.g., the employer provide a safe and healthful workplace; and the violation would be serious. Changing large vehicle tires have proven to be serious.

Thank you for your interest in safety.

Sincerely,



JAMES R. GUENTHER
Technical Engineer
Office of Technical Support


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