This page highlights OSHA standards, directives
(instructions for compliance officers), standard interpretations (official
letters of interpretation of the standards), and national consensus standards
related to the cleaning industry
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
Frequently Cited Standards
A listing of the most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA for Building Cleaning and Maintenance Services, Not Elsewhere Classified (SIC
code 7349) is available.
Other Highlighted Standards
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1910 Subpart F, Powered platforms, manlifts, and vehicle-mounted work platforms
1910.66, Powered platforms for building maintenance
Appendix A, Guidelines (Advisory)
Appendix C, Personal fall arrest system (Section I - Mandatory; Sections II and
III - Non-mandatory)
Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard. CPL 02-02-038
[CPL 2-2.38D], (1998, March 20). Establishes policies and provides
clarifications to ensure uniform enforcement of the Hazard Communication
Application of the Permit-Required Confined Spaces (PRCS) Standards, 29 CFR
1910.146. CPL 02-00-100 [CPL 2.100], (1995, May 5).
enforcement policy and provides an explanation of the permit-required confined
spaces standard to ensure uniform enforcement.
Compliance Assistance for the Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training
Standards. CPL 02-01-028 [CPL 2-1.28A], (2000, November 30). Provides
compliance assistance to ensure uniform enforcement of the revised powered
industrial truck operator training standards.
Enforcement Procedures for the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030. CPL 02-02-069 [CPL 2-2.69], (2001, November 27).
Establishes policies and provides clarifications to ensure uniform inspection
procedures are followed when conducting inspections to enforce the Occupational
Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
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Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance
from their originating organizations related to worker protection.
- 1101, Cleaning Industry Management Standard
- E1971-05, Standard Guide for Stewardship for
the Cleaning of Commercial and Institutional Buildings