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State Standards

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.

This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Registers (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instructions for compliance officers), standard interpretations, and other documents related to the steel production and fabrication industry.

The majority of the most severe injuries in steel operations are likely to occur in accidents involving the following types of equipment or conditions:

  1. 1910.178, Powered industrial trucks [related topic page]
  2. 1910.179, Overhead and gantry cranes [related topic page]
  3. 1910.147, The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) [related topic page]
  4. 1910.22, General requirements (Walking/working surfaces) [related topic page]
  5. 1910.23, Guarding floor and wall openings and holes [related topic page]
Frequently Cited Standards

OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA’s Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. For Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing and Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel, use NAICS code 3311 and 3312 in the NAICS search box.

Other Highlighted Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Federal Registers
Standard Interpretations
Other OSHA Documents
  • Sling Safety. OSHA, (Revised 1996). Provides a generic, non-exhaustive overview of sling safety.
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