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| Standard Number:||1926.416; 1926.417; 1926.550|
MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS FROM: MICHAEL CONNORS Deputy Assistant-Secretary SUBJECT: Corrections to the List of 29 CFR 1910 Standards Determined to be Applicable to Construction.
The June 30, 1993 Federal Register notice (58FR35076) incorporating certain specified general industry-standards into the construction standards contains several errors. The Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices provisions of 29 CFR 1910.333 and .334 (codified at 29 CFR 1926.416 and .417) are not applicable to construction situations. The preamble to the subject standard clearly states that "[t]he Agency is limiting this rulemaking to the prevention of accidents in general industry and maritime ... because to include other industrial sectors (such as construction) would seriously impede the rulemaking process" (55FR31986). Further, the preamble states [t]he standard will apply to every major standard industrial code (SIC) economic division with the exception of ...construction...." (55FR32011).
[This document was edited on 1/12/2000, per Federal Register #:63:33450-33469, June 18, 1998, and no longer reflects OSHA's policy for the issue.]
ACTION: All 29 CPR 1926 paragraphs recodified from 29 CFR 1910.333 and .334 (1926.416(a)(4), (f)(1) thru (10), (g)(1) thru (8), and 1926.417(d)) shall not be cited. Violations for electrical safety-related work practices in construction shall be cited under the other provisions of 29 CFR 1926, Subpart K-Electrical. In addition, paragraph 29 CFR 1926.550(a)(19) shall not be cited for lift hazards when crawler,truck, or locomotive cranes are involved.
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