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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 and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to poultry processing.

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 Poultry Processing, use NAICS code 311615 in the NAICS search box.

Directives and Enforcement Policies
Standard Interpretations
Other Related Standards

There are many OSHA standards that relate to the poultry industry, including:

5A1 OSH Act General Duty (Ergonomics).
1904.7 General recording criteria.
1904.29 Forms.
1904.33 Recordkeeping Requirements-Retention and updating.
1910.22 General requirements-Walking and Working Surfaces.
1910.27 Scaffolds and rope descent systems.
1910.28 Duty to have fall protection and falling object protection.
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.
1910.134 Respiratory 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.
1910.303 Electrical-General.
1910.305 Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use.
1910.1200 Hazard Communication.
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