Personal Protective Equipment

Standards

Personal protective equipment (PPE) hazards are addressed in specific standards for the construction industry.

OSHA Standards

This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rules and proposed rules), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to PPE in the construction industry.

Construction (29 CFR 1926)
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart C - General Safety and Health Provisions

1926.28, Personal protective equipment.

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1926 Subpart E - Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment

1926.95, Criteria for personal protective equipment.

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1926.96, Occupational foot protection.

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1926.100, Head protection.

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1926.101, Hearing protection.

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1926.102, Eye and face protection.

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1926.103, Respiratory protection.

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1926.104, Safety belts, lifelines, and lanyards.

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1926.105, Safety nets.

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1926.106, Working over or near water.

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1926.107, Definitions applicable to this subpart.

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1926 Subpart M

1926.500, Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart.

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1926.501, Duty to have fall protection.

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1926.502, Fall protection systems criteria and practices.

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1926.503, Training requirements.

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1926 Subpart P - Excavations

1926.651, Specific Excavation Requirements.

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1926.652, Requirements for protective systems.

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State Standards

There are 28 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 Federal Register notices

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

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.

Hazards and Solutions
Additional Resources

Related Safety and Health Topics Pages

Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment Training Guide. Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley via Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (elcosh), (June 1994). Provides a training guide for PPE use in the construction industry.

Other Resources

  • Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips for the Employer and Employee. OSHA and the ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) Alliance. Describes general safety tips to help prevent injuries and illnesses in the drilled shaft foundation industry.
  • Working Safely During Installation of Drilled Shaft Foundations. OSHA and the ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) Alliance. Identifies hazards associated with the installation of drilled shaft foundations and safe work practices to help reduce or eliminate the risk of injuries or illnesses.