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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.

OSHA Standards

Frequently Cited Standards

  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)
  5. 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.

Other Highlighted Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
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)
Additional Directives

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.

Other OSHA Documents
  • Sling Safety. OSHA, (Revised 1996). Provides a generic, non-exhaustive overview of sling safety.
State Standards

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.

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