Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal protective equipment (PPE) hazards are addressed in specific standards for the construction industry.
This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Registers (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instructions for compliance officers), and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to PPE in the construction industry.
Note: Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved State Plans and have adopted their own standards and enforcement policies. For the most part, these States adopt standards that are identical to Federal OSHA. However, some States have adopted different standards applicable to this topic or may have different enforcement policies.
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
- 1926 Subpart E, Personal protective and life saving equipment
- 1926.95, Criteria for personal protective equipment
- 1926.96, Occupational foot protection
- 1926.100, Head protection
- 1926.101, Hearing protection
- 1926.102, Eye and face protection
- 1926.103, Respiratory protection
- 1926.104, Safety belts, lifelines, and lanyards
- 1926.105, Safety nets
- 1926.106, Working over or near water
- 1926.107, Definitions applicable to this subpart
- 1926 Subpart M, Fall protection [related topic page]
- 1926.500, Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart
- 1926.501, Duty to have fall protection
- 1926.502, Fall protection systems criteria and practices
- 1926.503, Training requirements
- 1926 Subpart P, Excavations [related topic page]
- 1926.651, Specific excavation requirements
- 1926.652, Requirements for protective systems
Hazards and Solutions
- For information on the hazards and solutions, see the general industry Evaluation section.
Related Safety and Health Topics Pages
- Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips For the Employer and Employee. OSHA and the ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) Alliance. Describes general safety tips to help prevent injuries and illnesses in the drilled shaft foundation industry.
- Working Safely During Installation of Drilled Shaft Foundations. OSHA and the ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) Alliance. Identifies hazards associated with the installation of drilled shaft foundations and safe work practices to help reduce or eliminate the risk of injuries or illnesses.
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