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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, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instructions to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to textiles.

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 Textile Mill Products use NAICS code 314 in the NAICS search box.

Other Highlighted Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Federal Register Notices
  • Occupational Exposure to Cotton Dust. Final Rules 65:76563-76567, (December 7, 2000). OSHA issued a direct final rule amending its occupational health standard for Cotton Dust, which was issued in 1978 and amended in 1985, to add cotton washed in a batch kier system to the types of washed cotton partially exempt from the cotton dust standard.
Directives
Letters of Interpretation

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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