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OSHA Standards

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, preambles to final rules (background to final rules), Federal Register notices (rules and proposed rules), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to manufacturing and construction in the concrete and concrete products industry. The manufacturing sector must comply with OSHA's General Industry standards (29 CFR 1910) and the construction sector of this industry must comply with OSHA's Construction standards (29 CFR 1926).

Manufacturing

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 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing, use NAICS code 3273 in the NAICS search box.

Other Highlighted Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Preambles to Final Rules

Federal Register Notices

  • Hexavalent Chromium. Final Rules 71:10099-10385, (February 28, 2006). Note that exposure to portland cement is not covered by the hexavalent chromium standard.
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces. Final Rules 63:66018-66036, (December 1, 1998). Amends OSHA's standard on Permit-Required Confined Spaces (permit spaces) (29 CFR 1910.146) to provide for enhanced employee participation in the employer's permit space program.
  • Respiratory Protection. Final Rules 63:1152-1300, (January 8, 1998).

Directives

Letters of Interpretation

Construction

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 Construction of Buildings, use NAICS code 236 in the NAICS search box.

Other Highlighted Standards

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

Federal Register Notices

  • Hexavalent Chromium. Final Rules 71:10099-10385, (February 28, 2006). Note that exposure to portland cement is not covered by the hexavalent chromium standard.
  • Respiratory Protection. Final Rules 63:1152-1300, (January 8, 1998).

Directives

Letters of Interpretation

Industry Settlement Agreements

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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