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Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
This section highlights OSHA standards, directives (instruction to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to pulp, paper, and paperboard mills.
Frequently Cited Standards
OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 2-6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA's Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. For Paper Manufacturing use NAICS code 322 in the NAICS search box.
Other Highlighted Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910.95, Occupational noise exposure [related topic page]
- 1910.106, Flammable liquids
- 1910.119, Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals [related topic page]
- 1910.145, Specifications for accident prevention signs and tags
- 1910.146, Permit-required confined spaces [related topic page]
- 1910.157, Portable fire extinguishers [related topic page]
- 1910.176, Handling materials - general
- 1910.212, General requirements for all machines [related topic page]
- 1910.219, Mechanical power-transmission apparatus
- 1910.261, Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills
- 1910.303, General (Electrical) [related topic page]
- Logging Operations, Inspection Procedures and Interpretive Guidance Including Twelve Previously Stayed Provisions. CPL 02-01-022 [CPL 2-1.22], (September 27, 1996). Includes a discussion of the application of logging standards at pulp, paper, and paperboard mills.
- Alternative Abatement Method for 29 CFR 1910.261(g)(17) - Over-pressure Protection for Batch Digesters Used in the Pulp Processing Industry. CPL 02-01-041, (September 16, 2004). Clarifies the options available to employers in providing overpressure protection for batch digesters used in the pulping process under 29 CFR 1910.261(g)(17), Pressure vessels (safety devices).
Letters of Interpretation
- The relationship between the OSHA standards on Permit-Required Confined Space and Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills. (September 16, 1994).
- Highly Hazardous Chemical's (HHC's) as it applies to pulp and paper industry processes that contain chlorine dioxide. (June 22, 1994).
- Confined Space provisions of 29 CFR 1910.261 in light of the promulgation of 29 CFR 1910.146. (July 7, 1993).
- Calendar stacks used in the pulp and paper industry. (1991, May 1).
- Interpretation of OSHA standards 1910.261(a)(1) and 1910.261(a)(4)(ii). (June 14, 1990).
- Requirement to pin or lock digester valves. (April 18, 1975).