Commercial Diving

Standards

Commercial diving hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart T - Commercial Diving Operations

1910.401, Scope and application.

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart A - General Provisions

1915.6, Commercial diving operations. Commercial diving operations shall be subject to 1910 Subpart T.

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1917 Subpart A - Scope and Definitions

1917.1, Scope and applicability. Commercial diving operations shall be subject to 1910 Subpart T.

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1918 Subpart A

1918.1, Scope and application. Commercial diving operations shall be subject to 1910 Subpart T.

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Construction (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart O - Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations

1926.605, Marine operations and equipment. Commercial diving operations shall be subject to 1910 Subpart T.

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1926 Subpart Y - Diving

1926.1071, Scope and application.

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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.