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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 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.

Standard Interpretations
Other Related Standards

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

STANDARD STANDARDS NAME
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.
1910.23 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.
1910.134 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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