- Safety and Health Topics
- Residential Construction Industry
Residential Construction Industry
This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rules and proposed rules), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and other resources related to the residential construction industry.
Recording and reporting occupational injuries and illness (29 CFR 1904)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910.178, Powered industrial trucks [related topic page]
- 1910.1200, Hazard communication [related topic page]
- 1910.1201, Retention of DOT markings, placards and labels
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
Federal Register Notices
- Compliance Directive for Fall Protection in Residential Construction. Notice 75:80315, (December 22, 2010).
- Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction. STD 03-11-002, (December 16, 2010). Cancels OSHA Instruction STD 03-00-001, the Agency's interim enforcement policy on fall protection for certain residential construction activities, and replaces it with new compliance guidance.
- Inspection Procedures for Enforcing Subpart L, Scaffolds Used in Construction - 29 CFR 1926.450-454. CPL 02-01-023 [CPL 2-1.23], (January 7, 1997). Establishes inspection procedures and provides clarification to ensure uniform enforcement of the scaffold standards for construction.
- Special Emphasis: Trenching and Excavation. CPL 02-00-069 [CPL 2.69], (September 19, 1985). Establishes a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify trenching and excavation operations for programmed safety inspections.
Letters of Interpretation
- Use of a warning line instead of conventional fall protection; Part 1926 Subpart M. (January 3, 2005).
- Residential fall protection: safety monitors; walking top plate of braced walls in installation; warning line; plating exterior walls; height limitation; non-roofer PPE; slide guards. (November 30, 2004).
- Evaluation of the use of aluminum forms as an exit route from trench excavations. (May 11, 2004).
- Fall protection during roofing inspections, investigations, and assessments. (March 12, 2004).
- The predominant use of structural steel would not be considered "residential construction". (March 1, 2004).
- Fall protection requirements for stairwells and mechanical chase openings surrounded by interior stud walls in residential construction. (December 22, 2003).
- Clarification on several issues regarding OSHA's construction industry standards for fall protection. (December 18, 2003).
- Fall protection requirements for construction workers doing work while on a roof. (December 15, 2003).
- Requirements for fall protection when ladder jack scaffolds are used for residential and commercial construction. (July 7, 2003). Identifies height limitations for ladder jack scaffolds and when fall protection is required.
- Fall protection requirements for employees, other than roofers, working on low-slope roofs. (November 15, 2002). Alternative methods only for residential construction, precast concrete, or leading-edge work.
- Clarification of residential construction's use of slide guards and other fall protection. (May 25, 2000). Defines residential construction and several aspects specific to residential construction.