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[Cover - Selected Construction Regulations for the Home Building Industry] Selected Construction
Regulations for the Home
Building Industry

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

This OSHA publication was developed to assist residential construction employers in providing safe and healthful workplaces.  It contains Federal OSHA standards most applicable to this industry. The 23 states that operate OSHA-approved state plans have equivalent construction standards but also may have some different or additional requirements. For information on state requirements, please contact the specific state in question. 

Listing of OSHA-approved state plans at  for addresses, telephone numbers, and links to state websites.

 




SELECTED CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS (SCOR)
FOR THE HOME BUILDING INDUSTRY
(29 CFR 1926)


Contents

Preface

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

Subpart B - General Interpretations

� 1926.10 - Scope of subpart
� 1926.11 - Coverage under section 103 of the act distinguished
� 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
� 1926.23 - 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
� 1926.31 - Incorporation by reference
� 1926.32 - Definitions
� 1926.33 - Access to employee exposure and medical records
� 1926.34 - Means of egress

Subpart D - Occupational Health and Environmental Controls

� 1926.50 - Medical services and first aid
� 1926.51 - Sanitation
� 1926.52 - Occupational noise exposure
� 1926.54 - Nonionizing radiation
� 1926.55 - Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists
� 1926.55 - Appendix A - Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists
� 1926.56 - Illumination
� 1926.57 - Ventilation
� 1926.59 - Hazard communication
� 1926.62 - Lead

Subpart E - Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment

� 1926.95 - Criteria for personal protective equipment
� 1926.96 - Occupational foot protection
� 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

Subpart F - Fire Protection and Prevention

� 1926.150 - Fire protection
� 1926.151 - Fire prevention
� 1926.152 - Flammable and combustible 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
� 1926.203 - Definitions applicable to this subpart

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

� 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
� 1926.304 - Woodworking tools

Subpart J - Welding and Cutting

� 1926.350 - Gas welding and cutting
� 1926.352 - Fire prevention

Subpart K - Electrical

� 1926.400 - Electrical - General
� 1926.402 - Applicability
� 1926.403 - General requirements
� 1926.404 - Wiring design and protection
� 1926.405 - Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use
� 1926.416 - General requirements
� 1926.417 - Lockout and tagging of circuits
� 1926.432 - Environmental deterioration of equipment
� 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
� 1926.454 - Training requirements
Subpart L Appendix A - Scaffold Specifications
Subpart L Appendix C - List of National Consensus Standards
Subpart L Appendix D - List of Training Topics for Scaffold Erectors and Dismantlers

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
Subpart M Appendix A - Determining Roof Widths - Non-mandatory Guidelines for Complying with 1926.501(b)(10)
Subpart M Appendix B - Guardrail Systems - Non-Mandatory Guidelines for Complying with 1926.502(b)
Subpart M Appendix C - Personal Fall Arrest Systems - Non-Mandatory Guidelines for Complying with 1926.502(d)
Subpart M Appendix D - Positioning Device Systems - Non-Mandatory Guidelines for Complying with 1926.502(e)
Subpart M Appendix E - Sample Fall Protection Plan - Non-Mandatory Guidelines for Complying with 1926.502(k)

Subpart N - Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors

� 1926.550 - Cranes and derricks

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

� 1926.601 - Motor vehicles
� 1926.602 - Material handling equipment
� 1926.604 - Mechanized equipment, and marine operation

Subpart P - Excavations

� 1926.650 - Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart
� 1926.651 - Specific excavation requirements
� 1926.652 - Requirements for protective systems
Subpart P Appendix A - Soil Classification
Subpart P Appendix B - Sloping and Benching

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
� 1926.706 - Requirements for masonry construction

Subpart T - Demolition

� 1926.850 - Preparatory operations

Subpart W - Rollover Protective Structures; Overhead Protection

� 1926.1000 - Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for material handling equipment

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
� 1926.1060 - Training requirements

Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

� 1926.1101 - Asbestos
� 1926.1148 - Formaldehyde
� 1926.1152 - Methylene chloride



Preface

 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published this document to assist residential construction employers and employees in providing safe and healthful workplaces. This publication identifies OSHA standards applicable to the hazards most commonly found at work sites in the residential construction industry and those most likely to have a significant positive impact on the safety and health practices of contractors within this industry.

 

This publication does not itself alter or determine compliance responsibilities as contained in OSHA standards and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Consequently, OSHA notes that other standards not included in this document remain applicable to the residential construction industry and abatement actions must be implemented by the contractor.

 

For the complete text of all OSHA standards for the construction industry, please see Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1926. The CFR is sold by and available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954, (202)512-1800 (phone), or (202)512-2250 (fax). All OSHA regulations are also available online here.