||ALL REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS|
||LEO CAREY, DIRECTOR|
OFFICE/OF FIELD PROGRAMS
||THOMAS J. SHEPICH, DIRECTOR|
DIRECTORATE OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS
||Compliance Advisory: Safety Requirements for Window Washing.|
The ASME has recently published a standard titled: Safety Requirements for
Window Cleaning. The standard was adopted by ANSI on June 4, 1987, as
ANSI/ASME 39.1-1987. This new standard provides criteria and requirements
not previously available to OSHA and delineates the industry accepted
practices for safely accomplishing the cleaning of all windows of all
buildings. A copy is attached for your information and reference.
It is recommended that enforcement personnel, State plan States, and
consultation personnel be informed of the new standard.