Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Construction Enforcement Memos

Enforcement memos may provide agency policies and/or supplementary enforcement guidance, and some memos may include an interpretation of an OSHA standard. Selected enforcement memos related to construction industry are posted here.

Confined Spaces

02/06/2019 - Enforcement Policy for Welding, Cutting, and Heating in Confined Spaces.

Cranes and Derricks

02/07/2019 - Temporary Enforcement Policy for Crane Operator Evaluation Requirements

11/05/2018 - Enforcement Policy – Crane Operator Certification Requirements

06/30/2017 - Monorail Hoists Enforcement Policies - [1926 Subpart CC; 1926.1400(a)]

03/31/2014 - Temporary Enforcement Policy for Proximity Alarm and Insulating Link Use with Cranes and Derricks in Construction

Communication Towers

11/08/2013 - Protecting the Safety and Health of Communication Tower Workers

Electric Power Standards

12/22/2016 - Enforcement of minimum approach distance requirements in 29 CFR 1910.269 and 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart V - [1910.269(l)(3)(i); 1910.269(l)(3)(ii); 1926.960(c)(1)(i); 1926.960(c)(1)(ii)]

01/20/2016 - Extended enforcement dates for minimum approach distances to electrical power lines - [1910.269(l)(3)(i); 1910.269(l)(3)(ii); 1926.960(c)(1)(i); 1926.960(c)(1)(ii)]

Silica Standards

10/19/2017 - Interim Enforcement Guidance for the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 29 CFR 1926.1153 - [1910.134; 1910.1053; 1910.1200; 1926.1153; 1926.1153(c); 1926.1153(c)(1); 1926.1153(d); 1926.1153(d)(1); 1926.1153(d)(2); 1926.1153(d)(2)(iii)(B); 1926.1153(d)(2)(iii)(E); 1926.1153(d)(2)(v); 1926.1153(d)(3); 1926.1153(e)(1)(ii)(C); 1926.1153(i)(2)]

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