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MEMORANDUM FOR: ALL REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS

THROUGH: LEO CAREY, DIRECTOR
OFFICE/OF FIELD PROGRAMS

FROM: THOMAS J. SHEPICH, DIRECTOR
DIRECTORATE OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS

SUBJECT: 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.



Archive Notice - OSHA Archive

NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.

Standard Interpretations - (Archived) Table of Contents

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