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Basic Steel Products
Exposures to hazards present in steel operations are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to basic steel products.
Frequently Cited Standards
- 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)
- 1910.28, Duty to have fall protection and falling object protection
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.
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
|Subpart D – Walking-Working Surfaces||1910.22, General requirements|
|Subpart F – Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle-mounted Work Platforms||1910.66, Powered platforms for building maintenance|
|Subpart G – Occupational Health and Environmental Control||1910.94, Ventilation|
|Subpart H – Hazardous Materials||1910.109, Explosives and blasting agents|
|1910.119, Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals|
|Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment||1910.132, General requirements|
|Subpart J – General Environmental Controls|
|Subpart L – Fire Protection||1910.157, Portable fire extinguishers|
|Subpart N – Materials Handling and Storage||1910.184, Slings|
|Subpart O – Machinery and Machine Guarding|
|Subpart Q – Welding, Cutting, and Brazing|
|Subpart R - Special Industries|
|Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances||1910.1026, Chromium (VI)|
Note: The "Directives" bullets above link to directives related to each OSHA standard. The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.
- 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.
Other OSHA Documents
- Sling Safety. OSHA, (Revised 1996). Provides a generic, non-exhaustive overview of sling safety.
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.