Apparel and Footwear Industry

Standards

Apparel and footwear hazards are addressed in OSHA standards for general industry. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to the apparel and footwear industry.

OSHA Standards

Frequently Cited Standards

OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA’s Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. For Textile Product Mills, use NAICS code 314 in the NAICS search box. For Apparel Manufacturing, use NAICS code 315 in the NAICS search box.

Other Highlighted Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart G - Occupational Health and Environmental Control

1910.94, Ventilation.

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1910.95, Occupational noise exposure.

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1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

1910.134, Respiratory Protection.

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1910 Subpart I App B, Nonmandatory Compliance Guidelines for Hazard Assessment and Personal Protective Equipment Selection

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1910 Subpart L - Fire Protection

1910.157, Portable fire extinguishers.

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1910 Subpart N - Materials Handling and Storage

1910.178, Powered industrial trucks.

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1910.179, Overhead and gantry cranes.

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1910.184, Slings.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1000, Air contaminants.

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1910.1043, Cotton dust.

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1910.1045, Acrylonitrile.

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1910.1050, Methylenedianiline.

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1910.1051, 1,3-Butadiene.

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1910.1052, Methylene Chloride.

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State Standards

There are 28 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.

Additional Directives

Note: The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.