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OSHA Standards

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for information on the new final rule.

This section highlights OSHA standards, preambles to final rules (background to final rules), Federal Register notices (rules and proposed rules), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to the electric power generation, distribution, and transmission industry.

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.

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. ForElectric Services, use NAICS code 221122 in the NAICS search box.

Inspection Data

For more information about inspection statistics, see Statistics & Data.

Other Highlighted Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Preambles to Final Rules
Federal Register Notices
Letters of Interpretation

Minimum Approach Distance

Working Alone


Fall Protection


OSHA Bulletins (SHIBs), (HIBs) and (TIBs)

*Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 693-2300 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 693-2300.

**eBooks - EPUB is the most common format for e-Books. If you use a Sony Reader, a Nook, or an iPad you can download the EPUB file format. If you use a Kindle, you can download the MOBI file format.

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