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 letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to computer workstations.
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness (29 CFR 1904)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910 Subpart S, Electrical [related topic page]
- 1910 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances [related topic page]
Letters of Interpretation
- Compliance requirements for relocatable power taps or "power strips". (November 18, 2002). Addresses the use of power strips with computer equipment.
- OSHA has no standards for the design and implementation of video display workstations. (February 17, 1987). This letter was written in response to an inquiry about the potential hazards associated with video display terminals (VDTs).
- Search all available letters of interpretation.