The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below highlight topics and specific questions that are often asked of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). All of the links are to existing OSHA documents. Answers to many additional questions not addressed here may be obtained from the "Interpretation Letters" database.
OSHA maintains this list of "Frequently Asked Questions" to enhance public access and understanding of OSHA regulations and compliance information. We try to keep the information timely and accurate and will make every effort to correct errors brought to our attention. These FAQs are not to be considered complete and do not relieve employers from complying with applicable OSHA regulations.
|1,3 Butadiene||CPL 2-2.66, Appendix A|
|Asbestos||CPL 2-2.63, Appendix C|
|Bloodborne Pathogens||Most Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Updated 11/4/2011|
|Quick Reference Guide to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard|
|Extended/Unusual Work Shifts|
|Secondary Explosive Devices|
|Toxic Industrial Agents (TICs)|
|Hazard Communication (HAZCOM)||HAZCOM|
|Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response Operations (HAZWOPER)||HAZWOPER (General)|
|Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)||IAQ|
|Injury/Illness Prevention Programs||Injury/Illness Prevention Programs|
|Legionnaires' Disease||Legionnaires' Disease etool (Table of Contents)|
|Legionnaires' Disease etool (Facts and FAQs)|
|OSHA Technical Manual (Section III: Chapter 7)|
|Maritime||General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915, Subpart F)|
|Shipyard Fire Protection|
|Methylene Chloride||CPL 2-2.70, Appendix A|
|Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NTRLs)||NRTLs - Frequently Asked Questions|
|Pandemic Influenza||Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employers|
|Permit-Required Confined Spaces (PRCS)||CPL 02-00-100, Appendix E|
|PRCS Standard Clarification|
|Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)||Eye and Face Protection (eTool)|
|Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs)||PITs|
|CPL 02-01-028, Appendix A|
|Recordkeeping||Injury and Illness Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements (Proposed Revisions)|
|Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule (Updated 11/21/2001)|
|Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule (Additional Guidance)|
|Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule (Federal Agency Guidance)|
|CPL 2-0.131, Chapter 5|
|Respiratory Protection||Memorandum to Regional Administrators, August 3, 1998 (PDF*)|
|Respiratory Protection (Rev. November 2004)|
|Scaffolding||Construction etool (Scaffolding)|
|Memorandum to Regional Administrators (August 22, 2011)|
|Silica||Sampling and Analysis of Crystalline Silica - X-ray Diffraction (1997 OSHA Cyber-conference)|
|Steel Erection||CPL 2-1.34, Chapter 4|
|Worker Safety||Young Workers (Rev. 6/10/2010)|
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