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Standards

There are no specific OSHA standards that apply to computer workstations or extremely low frequency electric and magnetic field exposure. Existing OSHA standards on electrical safety, radiation exposure, and noise apply to all workplaces including office environments. In most cases, only a few general industry standards such as electrical or radiation hazards may apply. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to computer workstations.

OSHA Standards
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness (29 CFR 1904)
Related Information
29 CFR 1904 – Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness  
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
Subpart S – Electrical  
Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1910.1096, Ionizing radiation
Additional Letters of Interpretation

Note: The “Letters of interpretation” bullets above link to letters related to each OSHA standard. The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

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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