Wood product hazards are addressed in OSHA standards for general industry. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to the wood products industry.
Frequently Cited Standards
OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 2-6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA's Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. For Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers use NAICS code 4233, for Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing use NAICS code 337, and for Paper Manufacturing use NAICS code 322 in the NAICS search box.
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.
Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.
- Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 13: Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders. California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), California Code of Regulations (CCR).
- Chapter 296-78 (WAC): Safety Standards for Sawmills and Woodworking Operations. Washington State Legislature.
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.
- OSHA's hazard communication requirements for the wood products you sell. (December 05, 1994).
- Interpretation for treated wood products in regards to paragraphs (f)(2)(i)-(iii) of the HCS. (November 17, 1994).