2: Other OSHA
Requirements That May Apply to Your Jobsite
In addition to the OSHA requirements covered in Step 1, a number of other
OSHA standards may apply to your jobsite. The following items can help you identify other key OSHA
standards that may apply and point you to information to help you comply with those standards.
- OSHA construction standards (see 29 CFR
1926.95) state that employers must
require their employees to wear appropriate personal protective equipment
(PPE) in all operations where employees are exposed to hazardous conditions or where
OSHA's construction standards indicate the need for using PPE to reduce the hazards.
- Hand and Power Tools. Hand and power tools are common at nearly
every construction jobsite.
- Do you use concrete or masonry products
on your jobsite?
- Review OSHA booklets.
- Read the standards.
- Learn more:
- Do you use cranes, derricks, hoists,
elevators, or conveyors on your jobsite?
- Do you conduct welding, cutting, or brazing at your jobsite?
- Are you engaged in residential construction?
- Are you engaged in steel erection?
- Fire Safety and Emergency Action Planning. Construction
employers are responsible for the development and maintenance of an
effective fire protection and prevention program at the jobsite throughout
all phases of the construction, repair, alteration, or demolition work. (29
CFR 1926.24). OSHA recommends that all employers have an emergency
action plan. A plan is mandatory when required by an OSHA standard. (29
CFR 1926.35). An emergency action plan describes the actions employees
should take to ensure their safety in a fire or other emergency situation.
- Hazard Communication Standard. This standard is designed to
ensure that employers and employees know about hazardous chemicals in the workplace and how to
protect themselves. Employers with employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the
workplace must prepare and implement a written Hazard Communication Program and comply with
other requirements of the standard, including providing Material Data Safety Sheets, training,
This list is not comprehensive - additional OSHA standards may apply to your workplace. In
addition, section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, known as the
Clause, requires employers to provide their employees with a workplace that is free of
recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Be sure to review
OSHA's construction standards (29 CFR 1926) for requirements that
may apply to your workplace.
- You may review and print FREE copies of OSHA's construction standards from OSHA's Website. You may also
order bound volumes of the standards from the Government Printing
Office (GPO) at (866) 512-1800 or from
- An OSHA booklet summarizes OSHA construction standards that are most frequently overlooked by employers and standards that cover particularly hazardous situations. Construction Industry Digest. OSHA Publication 2202-09R, (2011).
- The OSHA
Construction Resource Manual includes links to the relevant mandatory standards for
construction work that have been codified in OSHA's standards, including 29 CFR Parts 1903,
1904, 1910, and 1926.