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Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents
• Standard Number: 1926.502

January 26, 1996

Mr. J. Thomas Wolner, ME, P.E.
Engineering Manager
DB Industries, Inc.
3965 Pepin Ave.
Red Wing, MA 55066-1837

Dear Mr. Wolner:

This is in response to your October 20, 1995 letter requesting a determination of compliance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the Manucroche quick connector.

As you know, OSHA does not endorse or issue formal letters of approval for products. However, when provided with adequate information, we can offer an opinion as to whether or not a product affords compliance with certain regulations. We have reviewed the test data and product information that you enclosed in your letter and the Manucroche Quick Connector device appears to meet the connector criteria for fall arrest systems in §1926.502(d). In addition, OSHA will consider the Manucroche connector device to be a connector and not a snaphook for the purposes of §1926.502(d).

For your information, I have enclosed a copy of a letter addressing anchorage for fall arrest systems used on scaffolds. If you have questions, please contact the Directorate of Construction at (202) 219-7207.


Roy F. Gurnham, P.E., J.D.
Office of Construction Services
Directorate of Construction

Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents

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