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OSHA Standards

Hazard communication is addressed in specific standards for the general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and the construction industry. This page highlights OSHA standards, preambles to final rules (background to final rules), directives (instructions for compliance officers), and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to hazard communication.

Note: Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved State Plans and have adopted their own standards and enforcement policies. For the most part, these States adopt standards that are identical to Federal OSHA. However, some States have adopted different standards applicable to this topic or may have different enforcement policies.

Highlighted Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910) Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915) Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917) Longshoring (29 CFR 1918) Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
Preambles to Final Rules Directives Standard Interpretations

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