- Safety and Health Topics
- Wood Products
This section highlights OSHA standards, letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and state standards related to the wood products industry.
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 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers use NAICS code 4233, for Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing use NAICS code 337, and for Paper Manufacturing use NAICS code 322 in the NAICS search box.
Letters of Interpretation
- OSHA's hazard communication requirements for the wood products you sell. (December 5, 1994). Reviews the material safety data sheet (MSDS) requirements and exemptions for wood products.
- Interpretation for treated wood products in regards to paragraphs (f)(2)(i)-(iii) of the HCS. (November 17, 1994).
Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.
- Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 13: Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders. California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), California Code of Regulations (CCR).
- Chapter 296-78 (WAC): Safety Standards for Sawmills and Woodworking Operations. Washington State Legislature.