Motor Vehicle Safety


OSHA requirements for the motor vehicle industry are addressed in specific OSHA standards for agriculture and maritime. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to motor vehicle safety.

OSHA Standards
Agriculture (29 CFR 1928)
Agriculture (29 CFR 1928)
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1928 Subpart C - Roll-Over Protective Structures

1928.51, Roll-over protective structures (ROPS) for tractors used in agricultural operations.

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1917 Subpart C - Cargo Handling Gear and Equipment

1917.44, General rules applicable to vehicles.

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State Plan Standards

There are 29 OSHA-approved State Plans operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

Additional Letters of Interpretation

Note: The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

  • 29 CFR Part 500 Subpart D, Motor Vehicle Safety and Insurance for Transportation of Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers, Housing Safety and Health for Migrant Workers, Volume: 3, (July 1, 2012). The following are topics related to vehicle safety:
    • 500.100, Vehicle safety obligations. Motor Vehicle Safety
    • 500.101, Promulgation and adoption of vehicle standards
    • 500.102, Applicability of vehicle safety standards
    • 500.103, Activities not subject to vehicle safety standards
    • 500.104, Department of Labor standards for passenger automobiles and station wagons and transportation of seventy-five miles or less
    • 500.105, DOT standards adopted by the Secretary

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)