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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: Proposed OSHA rules
- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 12 Oct 1998 20:57:22 GMT
I skimmed through the proposed rule revision. I did a search for "engineer" and "SER". What I found was not scary. Mostly it appeared that the structural engineer must give approval before any changes to the structure are made. Can you elaborate on what your fears are? seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org,Internet writes: Has everyone read the latest proposed changes to 29 CFR Part 1926? OSHA is attempting to make steel erection safer, and has proposed several new and revised rules along these lines. Some of them are real scary. And, even though this round applies only to steel erection, some of the changes will open the door to similar changes in other areas of construction if passed. They are trying, once again, to spread job site safety responsibility, and thus liability, to everyone. The committee that came up with these proposed new rules was comprised of 13 representatives from unions, 13 from companies (most of them erectors), and the rest from the federal government. Guess which segment was slightly under represented? Guess which segment needs to have their voice heard? The comment period ends November 12. For those that are unfamiliar, comments to proposed federal rules work on an interesting vote tabulation system. Essentially, every comment counts as one vote. If AISC comments on behalf of all fabricators, that is one vote. If SEAOC comments on behalf of all California engineers, that is one vote. If I as an individual comment, that is one vote. So I strongly advise everyone here to take the time, wade through at least some of the 62 pages, and make yourself heard. Otherwise, don't complain when you are found liable for jobsite safety for a site you've never set foot on. As I said, scary. To get a copy of "Safety Standards for Steel Erection; Proposed Rule" try any of: http://www.osha.gov http://osha-slc.gov Labor News Bulletin Board 202-219-4784, 300-14,400 baud, no parity, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, voice 202-219-8831 Office of Information and Consumer Affairs OSHA US Department of Labor Room N3647 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 202-219-8151 __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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