This page provides links to OSHA Construction Standards, agency policies for enforcing the standards, and other information to assist the construction industry.
Cranes and Derricks Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee
Standard Interpretations are OSHA responses to specific questions relating to the Agency's interpretation of a standard.
Directives are the documents that provide OSHA's operating procedures and assure consistency within the agency.
Safety and Health Information Bulletins (SHIBs) are one tool OSHA uses to inform internal staff and the public of significant occupational safety and health issues concerning hazard recognition, evaluation, and control in the workplace and at emergency response sites.
- Safety Standards for Cranes and Derricks. Federal Register Notice 68:39877-39880, (2003, July 3).
- C-DAC Consensus Document. Docket 68-14, (2004, August 5). Note: This consensus document is the product of a negotiated rulemaking process conducted under the Negotiated Rulemaking Act. The document is subject to various Agency reviews. Upon completion of these reviews, a proposed standard will be published in the Federal Register for public comment.
- Cranes and Derricks Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee: Previous Meetings and Agendas
- Additional information may be found by searching Docket S030. (From the Docket home page select "Use the easy search page". From there, select "Docket Number" and enter "S030").
- Cranes and Derricks in Construction. Final Rule 75:47905-48177, (2010, August 9). Also available as a 2 MB PDF, 273 pages.
- Steel Erection [51 KB PDF, 2 pages]. Final Rule 75:27428-27429, (2010, May 17).
- Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment; Extension of Comment Period; Change in Date of Public Hearing. Proposed Rules 70:59290-59292, (2005, October 12).
Safety and Health Topics are a collection of information about standards, exposure limits, external links, and news releases.
Standards and Policies are the legal requirements that define the minimum protections employers must provide to employees and the mechanisms used to enforce these protections.
- Guidance to Compliance Officers for Focused Inspections in the Construction Industry. Standard Interpretation, (1994, August 22). Recognizes the efforts of responsible contractors who have implemented effective safety and health programs, and encourages other contractors to adopt similar programs.
- Inspection Scheduling for Construction. Directive CPL 02-00-141, (2006, July 14). This is an overview of the OSHA construction inspection scheduling system.
- Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction. Directive STD 03-11-002, (2010, December 16).
- Multi-Employer Citation Policy. Directive CPL 02-00-124 [CPL 2-0.124], (1999, December 10). The purpose of this Directive is to clarify the agency's multi-employer citation policy.
- Questions and Answers on the Respiratory Protection Standard [237 KB PDF*, 82 pages]. (1998, August 3). Questions and answers on the Respiratory Protection Standard with a Spanish translation of the Medical Evaluation Questionnaire.
- 29 CFR 1926, Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
Statistics and Data
- Statistics & Data. Several different types of searches are available. Note: For some searches the letter "C" may be used in the SIC box to search for the Standard Industrial Classification Codes for construction, 1500 to 1799.
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*These files are provided for downloading.