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Standards

The manufacturing sector must comply with specific OSHA standards for general industry and the construction sector must comply with specific OSHA standards for construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to manufacturing and construction.

OSHA Standards
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)
Related Information
Subpart G – Occupational Health and Environmental Control 1910.94, Ventilation
1910.95, Occupational noise exposure
Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment 1910.132, General requirements
Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1910.1000, Air contaminants
Preambles to Final Rules
Additional Federal Register notices

Note: The "Federal Register notice" bullets above link to Federal Register notices related to each OSHA standard. The notices in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

  • 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).
Additional Directives

Note: The "Directives" bullets above link to directives related to each OSHA standard. The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

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.

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 (29 CFR 1926)
Related Information
Subpart D – Occupational Health and Environmental Control 1926.55, Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists
Subpart E – Personal Protective Equipment 1926.95, Criteria for personal protective equipment
1926.100, Head protection
Subpart I – Tools - Hand and Power  
Subpart K – Electrical 1926.404, Electrical, wiring design and protection
Subpart Q – Concrete and Masonry Construction 1926.700, Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart
1926.701, General requirements
1926.702, Requirements for equipment and tools
1926.703, Requirements for cast-in-place concrete
1926.704, Requirements for precast concrete
1926.705, Requirements for lift-slab operations
Additional Federal Register notices

Note: The "Directives" bullets above link to directives related to each OSHA standard. The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

  • 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).
Additional Directives

Note: The "Directives" bullets above link to directives related to each OSHA standard. The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

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.

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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