Industry Settlement Agreements

An Industry Settlement Agreement (ISA) is a legal agreement between OSHA and one or more industry groups, typically reached after an industry legally challenges a new or revised OSHA health or safety standard. The ISA may be posted as a notice in the Federal Register, amended to an OSHA standard, attached to an OSHA compliance instruction, issued by memorandum to OSHA's field offices, or otherwise maintained by the Labor Department's Office of the Solicitor. Listed below are notable ISAs grouped by the applicable OSHA standard(s).

For more information about these agreements, please contact the Office of the Solicitor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). This Division is responsible for the legal work arising out of the Department's administration and enforcement of, and the performance of related legal activities under, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.


Safe Buildings Alliance — [03/15/1995]

See also the OSHA web page on Asbestos.


Harsco Corp., et al. — [05/26/2021]
Edison Electric Institute — [04/26/2018]
Materion Brush — [04/24/2018]

Chromium (VI)

See also the OSHA web page on Chromium (VI) or Hexavalent Chromium.

Confined Spaces (Permit-Required)

American Petroleum Institute — [12/09/2003]
Steelworkers — [06/21/1994]

See also the OSHA web page on Permit-Required Confined Spaces.

Confined Spaces in Construction

Telecommunications Industry — [04/03/2016]

See also the OSHA web page on Confined Spaces in Construction.

Cranes and Derricks in Construction

Edison Electric Institute — [08/22/2011]

See also the OSHA web page on Cranes and Derricks in Construction.

Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution

Edison Electric Institute — [02/13/2015]

Hazard Communication

American Petroleum Institute — [02/19/2014]

See also the OSHA web page on Hazard Communication.

Powered Industrial Trucks

See also the OSHA web page on Powered Industrial Trucks - Forklifts.


See also the OSHA web page on Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements.