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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 and directives (instruction to OSHA staff) related to commercial diving.

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)

  • 1915 Subpart A, General provisions
    • 1915.6, Commercial diving operations. Commercial diving operations shall be subject to 1910 Subpart T.

Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)

  • 1917 Subpart A, Scope and definitions
    • 1917.1, Scope and applicability. 1910 Subpart T applies to marine terminals.

Longshoring (29 CFR 1918)

  • 1918 Subpart A, Scope and definitions
    • 1918.1, Scope and application. 1910 Subpart T applies to longshoring operations.

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

  • 1926 Subpart O, Motor vehicles, mechanized equipment, and marine operations
    • 1926.605, Marine operations and equipment. Commercial diving operations shall be subject to 1910 Subpart T.
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