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OSHA Standards

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, Regulatory Agenda (a list of actions being taken with regard to OSHA standards), preambles to final rules (background to final rules), and directives (instructions for compliance officers).

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)

Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)

Longshoring (29 CFR 1918)

Regulatory Agenda

Preambles to Final Rules


  • Shipyard Employment "Tool Bag" Directive. CPL 02-00-157, (2014, April 1). Provides OSHA offices, interested industry representatives, State Plan programs and federal agencies with guidance concerning the application of occupational safety and health standards in shipyard employment. Also, this instruction provides current information and ensures the consistent enforcement of OSHA's shipyard employment standards (29 CFR Part 1915).
  • Longshoring and Marine Terminal "Tool Shed" Directive. CPL 02-00-154, (2012, July 31). Provides consistent information and ensures consistent enforcement of OSHA's marine cargo handling industry standards.
  • Search all available directives.
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