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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, the Regulatory Agenda (a list of actions being taken with regard to OSHA standards), directives (instructions for compliance officers), and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to walking/working surfaces.

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)

  • 1915 Subpart E, Scaffolds, ladders and other working surfaces
    • 1915.71, Scaffolds or staging
    • 1915.72, Ladders
    • 1915.73, Guarding of deck openings and edges
    • 1915.74, Access to vessels
    • 1915.75, Access to and guarding of dry docks and marine railways
    • 1915.76, Access to cargo spaces and confined spaces
    • 1915.77, Working surfaces

Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)

Longshoring (29 CFR 1918)

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

Regulatory Agenda
Directives
Standard Interpretations
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