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Standards

State Standards

Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved State Plans and have adopted their own standards and enforcement policies. For the most part, these states adopt standards that are identical to Federal OSHA. However, some states have adopted different standards applicable to this topic or may have different enforcement policies.

This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Registers (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instructions for compliance officers), standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and national consensus standards related to landscape and horticulture services.

OSHA

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 Landscape and Horticultural Services, use NAICS code 561730 in the NAICS search box.

Other Highlighted Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

  • 1926.25, Housekeeping
  • 1926.50, Medical services and first aid
  • 1926.51, Sanitation
  • 1926.100, Head protection
  • 1926.101, Hearing protection
  • 1926.102, Eye and face protection
  • 1926.307, Mechanical power-transmission apparatus
  • 1926.403, General requirements (Electrical)
  • 1926.451, General requirements (Scaffolds)
  • 1926.501, Duty to have fall protection [related topic page]
  • 1926.600, Equipment
  • 1926.601, Motor vehicles
  • 1926.602, Material handling equipment
  • 1926.604, Site clearing
  • 1926.651, Specific excavation requirements
  • 1926.1000, Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for material handling equipment
  • 1926.1001, Minimum performance criteria for rollover protective structures for designated scrapers, loaders, dozers, graders, and crawler tractors
  • 1926.1002, Protective frames (roll-over protective structures, known as ROPS) for wheel-type agricultural and industrial tractors used in construction
  • 1926.1003, Overhead protection for operators of agricultural and industrial tractors
  • 1926.1060, Training requirements

Federal Registers

Directives

Standard Interpretations

National Consensus

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

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

The following voluntary ANSI standards may be applicable to the landscaping and horticultural industry. Compliance with ANSI standards does not ensure compliance with OSHA policy, although the requirements of some ANSI standards have been adopted within OSHA standards. This list is provided for reference use only.

  • A10.14, Requirements for Safety belts, Harnesses, Lanyards, Lifelines, and Drop Lines for Constructional and Industrial Use
  • A14.1, Ladders - Portable Wood - Safety Requirements
  • A14.2, Ladders - Portable Metal - Safety Requirements
  • A14.5, Stepladders and Platform Ladders, Aluminum Magnesium, Fiberglass Ladders
  • A92.2, Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Aerial Devices
  • A300, Tree Care Operations - Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Maintenance - Standard Practices
  • B30.5, Mobile and Locomotive Truck Cranes
  • B71.1, Powered Lawn Mowers and Garden Tractors
  • B71.3, Snow Throwers
  • B71.4, Commercial Turf Type Equipment
  • B71.6, Shredders and Grinders
  • B71.8, Tillers
  • B175.1, Gasoline Powered Chain Saws, Safety Requirements
  • B175.2, Blowers
  • B175.3, Trimmers and Brushcutters
  • Z41, Protective Footgear Requirements
  • Z87.1, Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection Devices
  • Z89.1, Personnel Protection - Protective Headgear for Industrial Workers - Requirements
  • Z133.1, Arboricultural Operations Safety
  • Z308.1, Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits
  • Z359.1, Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems, and Components
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