Standard Interpretations - (Archived) Table of Contents
• Standard Number: 1926.500; 1926.501(b)(1); 1926.95(a)
• Status: Archived

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March 10, 2004

Mr. Timothy J. Batz, CSP, ARM
Sr. Risk Control Consultant
1550 17th Street, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202-2423

Re: Whether fall protection is required for employees working on vehicles and trailers; 29 CFR 1926.500; General Duty Clause

Dear Mr. Batz:

This is in response to your letter dated January 26, 2004, to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We have paraphrased your question as follows: