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Subpart A-General

1926.1    Purpose and scope.
1926.2    Variances from safety and health standards.
1926.3    Inspections-right of entry.
1926.4    Rules of practice for administrative adjudications for enforcement of safety and health standards.
1926.5    OMB control numbers under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
1926.6    Incorporation by reference.

Subpart B-General Interpretations

1926.10    Scope of subpart.
1926.11    Coverage under section 103 of the act distinguished.
1926.12    Reorganization Plan No. 14 of 1950.
1926.13    Interpretation of statutory terms.
1926.14    Federal contract for "mixed" types of performance.
1926.15    Relationship to the Service Contract Act; Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act.
1926.16    Rules of construction.

Subpart C-General Safety and Health Provisions

1926.20    General safety and health provisions.
1926.21    Safety training and education.
1926.22    Recording and reporting of injuries. [Reserved]
1926.23    First aid and medical attention.
1926.24    Fire protection and prevention.
1926.25    Housekeeping.
1926.26    Illumination.
1926.27    Sanitation.
1926.28    Personal protective equipment.
1926.29    Acceptable certifications.
1926.30    Shipbuilding and ship repairing.
1926.32    Definitions.
1926.33    Access to employee exposure and medical records.
1926.34    Means of egress.
1926.35    Employee emergency action plans.

Subpart D-Occupational Health and Environmental Controls

1926.50    Medical services and first aid.
1926.51    Sanitation.
1926.52    Occupational noise exposure.
1926.53    Ionizing radiation.
1926.54    Nonionizing radiation.
1926.55    Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists.
1926.56    Illumination.
1926.57    Ventilation.
1926.58    [Reserved]
1926.59    Hazard communication.
1926.60    Methylenedianiline.
1926.61    Retention of DOT markings, placards and labels.
1926.62    Lead.
1926.64    Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.
1926.65    Hazardous waste operations and emergency response.
1926.66    Criteria for design and construction of spray booths.

Subpart E-Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment

1926.95    Criteria for personal protective equipment.
1926.96    Occupational foot protection.
1926.97    Electrical protective equipment.
1926.98    [Reserved]
1926.100    Head protection.
1926.101    Hearing protection.
1926.102    Eye and face protection.
1926.103    Respiratory protection.
1926.104    Safety belts, lifelines, and lanyards.
1926.105    Safety nets.
1926.106    Working over or near water.
1926.107    Definitions applicable to this subpart.

Subpart F-Fire Protection and Prevention

1926.150    Fire protection.
1926.151    Fire prevention.
1926.152    Flammable liquids.
1926.153    Liquefied petroleum gas (LP-Gas).
1926.154    Temporary heating devices.
1926.155    Definitions applicable to this subpart.

Subpart G-Signs, Signals, and Barricades

1926.200    Accident prevention signs and tags.
1926.201    Signaling.
1926.202    Removed.
1926.203    Removed.

Subpart H-Materials Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal

1926.250    General requirements for storage.
1926.251    Rigging equipment for material handling.
1926.252    Disposal of waste materials.

Subpart I-Tools-Hand and Power

1926.300    General requirements.
1926.301    Hand tools.
1926.302    Power-operated hand tools.
1926.303    Abrasive wheels and tools.
1926.304    Woodworking tools.
1926.305    Jacks-lever and ratchet, screw, and hydraulic.
1926.306    Air receivers.
1926.307    Mechanical power-transmission apparatus.

Subpart J-Welding and Cutting

1926.350    Gas welding and cutting.
1926.351    Arc welding and cutting.
1926.352    Fire prevention.
1926.353    Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting, and heating.
1926.354    Welding, cutting, and heating in way of preservative coatings.

Subpart K-Electrical


1926.400    Introduction.
1926.401    [Reserved]

Installation Safety Requirements

1926.402    Applicability.
1926.403    General requirements.
1926.404    Wiring design and protection.
1926.405    Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use.
1926.406    Specific purpose equipment and installations.
1926.407    Hazardous (classified) locations.
1926.408    Special systems.
1926.409-1926.415    [Reserved]

Safety-Related Work Practices

1926.416    General requirements.
1926.417    Lockout and tagging of circuits.
1926.418-1926.430    [Reserved]

Safety-Related Maintenance and Environmental Considerations

1926.431    Maintenance of equipment.
1926.432    Environmental deterioration of equipment.
1926.433-1926.440    [Reserved]

Safety Requirements for Special Equipment

1926.441    Batteries and battery charging.
1926.442-1926.448    [Reserved]


1926.449    Definitions applicable to this subpart.

Subpart L-Scaffolds

1926.450    Scope, application and definitions applicable to this subpart.
1926.451    General requirements.
1926.452    Additional requirements applicable to specific types of scaffolds.
1926.453    Aerial lifts.
1926.454    Training requirements.

(Non-mandatory) Appendix A to Subpart L of Part 1926-Scaffold Specifications
(Non-mandatory) Appendix B to Subpart L of Part 1926-Criteria for Determining the Feasibility of Providing Safe Access and Fall Protection for Scaffold Erectors and Dismantlers [Reserved]
(Non-mandatory) Appendix C to Subpart L of Part 1926-List of National Consensus Standards
(Non-mandatory) Appendix D to Subpart L of Part 1926-List of Training Topics for Scaffold Erectors and Dismantlers
(Non-mandatory) Appendix E to Subpart L of Part 1926-Drawings and Illustrations

Subpart M-Fall Protection

1926.500    Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart.
1926.501    Duty to have fall protection.
1926.502    Fall protection systems criteria and practices.
1926.503    Training requirements.

Appendix A to Subpart M of Part 1926-Determining Roof Widths
Appendix B to Subpart M of Part 1926-Guardrail Systems
Appendix C to Subpart M of Part 1926-Personal Fall Arrest Systems
Appendix D to Subpart M of Part 1926-Positioning Device Systems
Appendix E to Subpart M of Part 1926-Sample Fall Protection Plan

Subpart N-Helicopters, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors

1926.550    [Reserved]
1926.551    Helicopters.
1926.552    Material hoists, personnel hoists, and elevators.
1926.553    Base-mounted drum hoists.
1926.554    Overhead hoists.
1926.555    Conveyors.

Subpart O-Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations

1926.600    Equipment.
1926.601    Motor vehicles.
1926.602    Material handling equipment.
1926.603    Pile driving equipment.
1926.604    Site clearing.
1926.605    Marine operations and equipment.
1926.606    Definitions applicable to this subpart.

Subpart P-Excavations

1926.650    Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart.
1926.651    Specific excavation requirements.
1926.652    Requirements for protective systems.

Appendix A to Subpart P of Part 1926-Soil Classification
Appendix B to Subpart P of Part 1926-Sloping and Benching
Appendix C to Subpart P of Part 1926-Timber Shoring for Trenches
Appendix D to Subpart P of Part 1926-Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring for Trenches
Appendix E to Subpart P of Part 1926-Alternatives to Timber Shoring
Appendix F to Subpart P of Part 1926-Selection of Protective Systems

Subpart Q-Concrete and Masonry Construction

1926.700    Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart.
1926.701    General requirements.
1926.702    Requirements for equipment and tools.
1926.703    Requirements for cast-in-place concrete.
1926.704    Requirements for precast concrete.
1926.705    Requirements for lift-slab construction operations.
1926.706    Requirements for masonry construction.

Appendix A to Subpart Q of Part 1926-References to subpart Q of Part 1926

Subpart R-Steel Erection

1926.750    Scope.
1926.751    Definitions.
1926.752    Site layout, site-specific erection plan and construction sequence.
1926.753    Hoisting and rigging.
1926.754    Structural steel assembly.
1926.755    Column anchorage.
1926.756    Beams and columns.
1926.757    Open web steel joists.
1926.758    Systems-engineered metal buildings.
1926.759    Falling object protection.
1926.760    Fall protection.
1926.761    Training.

Appendix A to Subpart R of Part 1926-Guidelines for Establishing the Components of a Site-specific Erection Plan: Non-mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §1926.752(e)
Appendix B to Subpart R of Part 1926 [Reserved]
Appendix C to Subpart R of Part 1926-Illustrations of Bridging Terminus Points: Non-mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §§1926.757(a)(10) and §1926.757(c)(5)
Appendix D to Subpart R of Part 1926-Illustration of the Use of Control Lines To Demarcate Controlled Decking Zones (CDZs): Non-mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §1926.760(c)(3)
Appendix E to Subpart R of Part 1926-Training: Non-mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §1926.761
Appendix F to Subpart R of Part 1926-Perimeter Columns: Non-Mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §1926.756(e) To Protect the Unprotected Side or Edge of a Walking/Working Surface
Appendix G to Subpart R of Part 1926-§1926.502 (b)-(e) Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices
Appendix H to Subpart R of Part 1926-Double Connections: Illustration of a Clipped End Connection and a Staggered Connection: Non-Mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §1926.756(c)(1)

Subpart S-Underground Construction, Caissons, Cofferdams and Compressed Air

1926.800    Underground construction.
1926.801    Caissons.
1926.802    Cofferdams.
1926.803    Compressed air.
1926.804    Definitions applicable to this subpart.

Appendix A to Subpart S of Part 1926-Decompression Tables

Subpart T-Demolition

1926.850    Preparatory operations.
1926.851    Stairs, passageways, and ladders.
1926.852    Chutes.
1926.853    Removal of materials through floor openings.
1926.854    Removal of walls, masonry sections, and chimneys.
1926.855    Manual removal of floors.
1926.856    Removal of walls, floors, and material with equipment.
1926.857    Storage.
1926.858    Removal of steel construction.
1926.859    Mechanical demolition.
1926.860    Selective demolition by explosives.

Subpart U-Blasting and the Use of Explosives

1926.900    General provisions.
1926.901    Blaster qualifications.
1926.902    Surface transportation of explosives.
1926.903    Underground transportation of explosives.
1926.904    Storage of explosives and blasting agents.
1926.905    Loading of explosives or blasting agents.
1926.906    Initiation of explosive charges-electric blasting.
1926.907    Use of safety fuse.
1926.908    Use of detonating cord.
1926.909    Firing the blast.
1926.910    Inspection after blasting.
1926.911    Misfires.
1926.912    Underwater blasting.
1926.913    Blasting in excavation work under compressed air.
1926.914    Definitions applicable to this subpart.

Subpart V-Electric Power Transmission and Distribution

1926.950    General.
1926.951    Medical services and first aid.
1926.952    Job briefing.
1926.953    Enclosed spaces.
1926.954    Personal protective equipment.
1926.955    Portable ladders and platforms.
1926.956    Hand and portable power equipment.
1926.957    Live-line tools.
1926.958    Materials handling and storage.
1926.959    Mechanical equipment.
1926.960    Working on or near exposed energized parts.
1926.961    Deenergizing lines and equipment for employee protection.
1926.962    Grounding for the protection of employees.
1926.963    Testing and test facilities.
1926.964    Overhead lines and live-line barehand work.
1926.965    Underground electrical installations.
1926.966    Substations.
1926.967    Special conditions.
1926.968    Definitions.

Appendix A to Subpart V of Part 1926 [Reserved]
Appendix B to Subpart V of Part 1926-Working on Exposed Energized Parts
Appendix C to Subpart V of Part 1926-Protection From Hazardous Differences in Electric Potential
Appendix D to Subpart V of Part 1926-Methods of Inspecting and Testing Wood Poles
Appendix E to Subpart V of Part 1926-Protection From Flames and Electric Arcs
Appendix F to Subpart V of Part 1926-Work-Positioning Equipment Inspection Guidelines
Appendix G to Subpart V of Part 1926-Reference Documents

Subpart W-Rollover Protective Structures; Overhead Protection

1926.1000    Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for material handling equipment.
1926.1001    Minimum performance criteria for rollover protective structures for designated scrapers, loaders, dozers, graders, and crawler tractors.
1926.1002    Protective frames (roll-over protective structures, known as ROPS) for wheel-type agricultural and industrial tractors used in construction.
1926.1003    Overhead protection for operators of agricultural and industrial tractors used in construction.

Appendix A to Subpart W of Part 1926-Figures W-14 through W-28

Subpart X-Stairways and Ladders

1926.1050    Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart.
1926.1051    General requirements.
1926.1052    Stairways.
1926.1053    Ladders.
1926.1054-1926.1059    [Reserved]
1926.1060    Training requirements.

Appendix A to Subpart X of Part 1926-Ladders

Subpart Y-Diving


1926.1071    Scope and application.
1926.1072    Definitions.
Personnel Requirements

1926.1076    Qualifications of dive team.
General Operations Procedures

1926.1080    Safe practices manual.
1926.1081    Pre-dive procedures.
1926.1082    Procedures during dive.
1926.1083    Post-dive procedures.

Specific Operations Procedures

1926.1084    SCUBA diving.
1926.1085    Surface-supplied air diving.
1926.1086    Mixed-gas diving.
1926.1087    Liveboating.

Equipment Procedures and Requirements

1926.1090    Equipment.


1926.1091    Recordkeeping requirements.

Appendix A to Subpart Y of Part 1926-Examples of Conditions Which May Restrict or Limit Exposure to Hyperbaric Conditions
Appendix B to Subpart Y of Part 1926-Guidelines for Scientific Diving

Subpart Z-Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1926.1100    [Reserved]
1926.1101    Asbestos.
1926.1102    Coal tar pitch volatiles; interpretation of term.
1926.1103    13 carcinogens (4-Nitrobiphenyl, etc.).
1926.1104    alpha-Naphthylamine.
1926.1105    [Reserved]
1926.1106    Methyl chloromethyl ether.
1926.1107    3,3'-Dichlorobenzidiene (and its salts).
1926.1108    bis-Chloromethyl ether.
1926.1109    beta-Naphthylamine.
1926.1110    Benzidine.
1926.1111    4-Aminodiphenyl.
1926.1112    Ethyleneimine.
1926.1113    beta-Propiolactone.
1926.1114    2-Acetylaminofluorene.
1926.1115    4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene.
1926.1116    N-Nitrosodimethylamine.
1926.1117    Vinyl chloride.
1926.1118    Inorganic arsenic.
1926.1126    Chromium (VI).
1926.1127    Cadmium.
1926.1128    Benzene.
1926.1129    Coke oven emissions.
1926.1144    1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane.
1926.1145    Acrylonitrile.
1926.1147    Ethylene oxide.
1926.1148    Formaldehyde.
1926.1152    Methylene chloride.
1926.1153    Respirable crystalline silica.

Subpart AA-Confined Spaces in Construction

1926.1200    [Reserved]
1926.1201    Scope.
1926.1202    Definitions.
1926.1203    General requirements.
1926.1204    Permit-required confined space program.
1926.1205    Permitting process.
1926.1206    Entry permit.
1926.1207    Training.
1926.1208    Duties of authorized entrants.
1926.1209    Duties of attendants.
1926.1210    Duties of entry supervisors.
1926.1211    Rescue and emergency services.
1926.1212    Employee participation.
1926.1213    Provision of documents to Secretary.

Subpart BB [Reserved]

Subpart CC-Cranes and Derricks in Construction

1926.1400    Scope.
1926.1401    Definitions.
1926.1402    Ground conditions.
1926.1403    Assembly/Disassembly—selection of manufacturer or employer procedures.
1926.1404    Assembly/Disassembly—general requirements (applies to all assembly and disassembly operations).
1926.1405    Disassembly—additional requirements for dismantling of booms and jibs (applies to both the use of manufacturer procedures and employer procedures).
1926.1406    Assembly/Disassembly—employer procedures-general requirements.
1926.1407    Power line safety (up to 350 kV)—assembly and disassembly.
1926.1408    Power line safety (up to 350 kV)—equipment operations.
1926.1409    Power line safety (over 350 kV).
1926.1410    Power line safety (all voltages)—equipment operations closer than the Table A zone.
1926.1411    Power line safety—while traveling.
1926.1412    Inspections.
1926.1413    Wire rope—inspection.
1926.1414    Wire rope—selection and installation criteria.
1926.1415    Safety devices.
1926.1416    Operational aids.
1926.1417    Operation.
1926.1418    Authority to stop operation.
1926.1419    Signals—general requirements.
1926.1420    Signals—radio, telephone or other electronic transmission of signals.
1926.1421    Signals—voice signals—additional requirements.
1926.1422    Signals—hand signal chart.
1926.1423    Fall protection.
1926.1424    Work area control.
1926.1425    Keeping clear of the load.
1926.1426    Free fall and controlled load lowering.
1926.1427    Operator training, certification, and evaluation.
1926.1428    Signal person qualifications.
1926.1429    Qualifications of maintenance & repair employees.
1926.1430    Training.
1926.1431    Hoisting personnel.
1926.1432    Multiple-crane/derrick lifts—supplemental requirements.
1926.1433    Design, construction and testing.
1926.1434    Equipment modifications.
1926.1435    Tower cranes.
1926.1436    Derricks.
1926.1437    Floating cranes/derricks and land cranes/derricks on barges.
1926.1438    Overhead & gantry cranes.
1926.1439    Dedicated pile drivers.
1926.1440    Sideboom cranes.
1926.1441    Equipment with a rated hoisting/lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or less.
1926.1442    Severability.

Appendix A to Subpart CC of Part 1926-Standard Hand Signals
Appendix B to Subpart CC of Part 1926-Assembly/Disassembly—Sample Procedures for Minimizing the Risk of Unintended Dangerous Boom Movement
Appendix C to Subpart CC of Part 1926-Operator Certification—Written Examination—Technical Knowledge Criteria
Appendix A to Part 1926-Designations for General Industry Standards Incorporated Into Body of Construction Standards

SOURCE: 44 FR 8577, Feb. 9, 1979; 44 FR 20940, Apr. 6, 1979, unless otherwise noted.

EDITORIAL NOTES: 1. At 44 FR 8577, Feb. 9, 1979, and corrected at 44 FR 20940, Apr. 6, 1979, OSHA reprinted without change the entire text of 29 CFR part 1926 together with certain General Industry Occupational Safety and Health Standards contained in 29 CFR part 1910, which have been identified as also applicable to construction work. This republication developed a single set of OSHA regulations for both labor and management forces within the construction industry.

2. Nomenclature changes to part 1926 appear at 84 FR 21597, May 14, 2019.

[55 FR 42328, Oct. 18, 1990; 55 FR 47687, Nov. 14, 1990; 58 FR 26627, May 4, 1993; 58 FR 35077, June 30, 1993; 59 FR 215, Jan. 3, 1994; 59 FR 36695, July 19, 1994; 59 FR 40729, Aug. 9, 1994; 59 FR 40964, Aug. 10, 1994; 60 FR 5131, Jan. 26, 1995; 60 FR 39254, Aug. 2, 1995; 61 FR 5507; Feb. 13, 1996; 61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 61 FR 31427, June 20, 1996; 61 FR 46025, Aug. 30, 1996; 62 FR 1493, Jan. 10, 1997; 63 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 63 FR 1919, Jan. 13, 1998; 63 FR 3813, Jan. 27, 1998; 63 FR 13338, March 19, 1998; 63 FR 17093, April 8, 1998; 63 FR 20098, April 23, 1998; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998; 63 FR 35137, June 29, 1998; 64 FR 18810, April 16, 1999; 66 FR 5265, Jan. 18, 2001; 70 FR 76985, Dec. 29, 2005; 71 FR 2885, Jan. 18, 2006; 71 FR 16675, April 3, 2006; 75 48130, Aug. 9, 2010; 81 FR 48710, July 26, 2016; 83 FR 9703, March 7, 2018; 84 FR 51400, September 30, 2019]