Basic Steel Products
There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.
This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rules and proposed rules), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards), 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:
- 1910.178, Powered industrial trucks [related topic page]
- 1910.179, Overhead and gantry cranes [related topic page]
- 1910.147, The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) [related topic page]
- 1910.22, General requirements (Walking/working surfaces)
- 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)
- 1910 Subpart D, Walking-working surfaces
- 1910 Subpart F, Powered platforms, manlifts, and vehicle-mounted work platforms
- 1910 Subpart G, Occupational health and environmental control
- 1910 Subpart H, Hazardous materials
- 1910.109, Explosives and blasting agents
- 1910.119, Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals
- Appendix A, List of highly hazardous chemicals, toxics and reactives (mandatory)
- Appendix B, Block flow diagram and simplified process flow diagram (non mandatory)
- Appendix C, Compliance guidelines and recommendations for process safety management (non mandatory)
- Appendix D, Sources of further information (non mandatory)
- 1910 Subpart I, Personal protective equipment
- 1910 Subpart J, General environmental controls
- 1910 Subpart L, Fire protection [related topic page]
- 1910.157, Portable fire extinguishers
- 1910 Subpart N, Materials handling and storage
- 1910.184, Slings
- 1910 Subpart O, Machinery and machine guarding [related topic page]
- 1910 Subpart Q, Welding, cutting, and brazing [related topic page]
- 1910 Subpart R, Special industries
- 1910 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances [related topic page]
- 1910.1026, Chromium (VI)
Federal Register Notices
- NEW Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems). Final Rules 81: 82494-830006, (November 18, 2016).
- Hexavalent Chromium. Final Rules 71:10099-10385, (February 28, 2006).
- Respiratory Protection. Final Rules 63:1152-1300, (January 8, 1998).
- Search all available federal register notices.
- National Emphasis Program – Primary Metal Industries. CPL 03-00-018, (October 20, 2014).
- Compliance Assistance for the Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Standards. CPL-02-01-028 [CPL 2-1.28A], (November 30, 2000).
- Respiratory Protection Program Guidelines. CPL 02-02-054 [CPL 2-2.54A], (July 14, 2000). Sets forth guidelines for establishing and implementing an OSHA respirator program.
- Application of the Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard, 29 CFR 1910.146. CPL 02-00-100 [CPL 2.100], (May 5, 1995). Establishes enforcement policy and provides an explanation of the standard to ensure uniform enforcement.
- Search all available directives.
Letters of Interpretation
- Hearing conservation 1910.95 standard questions. (May 9, 1994). General OSHA interpretations related to the standard.
- Search all available letters of interpretation.
Other OSHA Documents
- Sling Safety. OSHA, (Revised 1996). Provides a generic, non-exhaustive overview of sling safety.