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| Standard Number:||1926.501(b)|
|OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidancemay be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov.|
To eliminate the need for contractors to repeatedly make the same arguments and demonstrations at each project site with regard to infeasibility or greater hazard, OSHA will accept the reasons provided in the sample fall protection plan [Appendix E of Subpart M] as meeting the plan justification requirements of the standard.OSHA recognizes that it is important that contractors who implement reasonable safety measures in compliance with this policy are credited with those efforts and not cited for safety violations. To that end, at a recent meeting, Deputy Assistant Secretary, R. Davis Layne, reminded all of the Regional Administrators that the Stanley memo remains the official OSHA policy with respect to precast concrete construction.
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