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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.

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:

  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 Register Notices
Letters of Interpretation
Other OSHA Documents
  • Sling Safety. OSHA, (Revised 1996). Provides a generic, non-exhaustive overview of sling safety.
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