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2216. SAFETY STANDARDS FOR SCAFFOLDS USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY -- PART II

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b); 40 USC 333

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1926.450; 29 CFR 1926.451; 29 CFR 1926.452; 29 CFR 1926.453; 29 CFR 1926.454

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Since the promulgation of a final rule for scaffolds used in construction in August 1996, OSHA has learned of several issues that have arisen under the new standard. The agency is considering whether to propose changes to the scaffolds standard to address these issues. These issues include: (1) providing access to platforms where decking extends past the ends of the scaffold; (2) changing the minimum width for roof brackets to less than 12 inches; (3) changing the requirements for grounding of the scaffold during welding operations; (4) requiring the use of scaffold grade planks. This Advance Notice of Proposed rulemaking will raise these issues for informational purposes.

Timetable:

Action Date FR Cite

ANPRM 01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Russel B. Swanson, Director, Directorate of Construction, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S1506, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 219-8644
Fax: 202 219-6599
Email: bswanson@dol.gov

RIN: 1218-AB68





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