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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, Federal Register notices (rules and proposed rules), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and other federal standards related to ionizing radiation.

OSHA

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)

  • 1915.57, Uses of fissionable material in ship repairing and shipbuilding

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

  • 1926.53, Ionizing radiation
  • 1926.65, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response

Federal Register Notices

Directives

Letters of Interpretation

Other Federal

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

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.

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