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• Title: Intro to 29 CFR Part 1926, Safety Standards for Stairways and Ladders Used in the Construction Industry

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29CFR Part 1926

RIN1218-AA57

[Docket No. S-207]

Safety Standards for Stairways and Ladders Used in the Construction Industry

Wednesday, November 14, 1990


AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hereby amends its Construction Industry Standards by revising and relocating the existing provisions for stairways and ladders from existing Subpart L -- Ladders and Scaffolds and Subpart M -- Floors and Wall Openings, and Stairways, into subpart X. This final rule reformats the rules into a more logical grouping of topics. This revision also focuses on the principal hazards involved when working on stairways and ladders and eliminates what OSHA believes to be unnecessary and redundant provisions in the existing standards. The provisions of existing Subpart X -- Effective Dates are deleted as they are no longer necessary.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This revision of Subpart X becomes effective January 14, 1991

ADDRESSES: In compliance with 28 U.S.C. 2112(a), the Agency designates for receipt of petitions for review of the standard, the Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health, Office of the Solicitor, room S-4004, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Foster, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs Room N3647, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, Telephone:(202) 523-8151.


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