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 and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to poultry processing.
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 Poultry Processing, use NAICS code 311615 in the NAICS search box.
There are many OSHA standards that relate to the poultry industry, including:
|5A1||OSH Act General Duty (Ergonomics).|
|1904.7||General recording criteria.|
|1904.33||Recordkeeping Requirements-Retention and updating.|
|1910.22||General requirements-Walking and Working Surfaces.|
|1910.23||Guarding floor and wall openings and holes.|
|1910.29||Manually propelled mobile ladder stands and scaffolds.|
|1910.37||Exit routes (Egress).|
|1910.119||Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.|
|1910.132||General requirements for PPE.|
|1910.133||Eye and face protection.|
|1910.141||Sanitation (Toilet Facilities).|
|1910.147||The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout).|
|1910.151||Medical services and first aid.|
|1910.178||Powered industrial trucks.|
|1910.212||General requirements for all machines.|
|1910.215||Abrasive wheel machinery.|
|1910.219||Mechanical power-transmission apparatus.|
|1910.305||Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use.|
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