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State Standards

Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved State Plans, which are required to be at least as effective as Federal OSHA, but may adopt their own standards and enforcement policies. However, most have adopted standards that are identical to Federal OSHA. Other federal standards related to agricultural operations are included for reference.

Lockout/Tagout is addressed in specific standards for the general industry, marine terminals, longshoring, and the construction industry.

OSHA Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)

Longshoring (29 CFR 1918)

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

  • 1926.64, Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals
  • 1926.417, Lockout and tagging of circuits
  • 1926.702, Requirements for equipment and tools

OSHA Preambles to Final Rules

OSHA Directives; Instructions to OSHA staff

OSHA Enforcement Standard Interpretations

Other State Standards and Guidance
Consensus Standards and Recommendations from other Professional Organizations

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


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