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OSHA Construction Resource Manual
Table of Contents

PART 1903 - INSPECTIONS, CITATIONS AND PROPOSED PENALTIES

Sec
1903.2Posting of notice; availability of the Act, regulations and applicable standards
1903.3Authority for inspection
1903.7Conduct of inspections
1903.8Representatives of employers and employees
1903.14Citations; notices of de minimis violations; policy regarding employee rescue activities

PART 1904 - RECORDING AND REPORTING OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND ILLNESSES

Sec
1904.1Purpose and scope
1904.2Log and summary of occupational injuries and illnesses
1904.3Period covered
1904.4Supplementary record
1904.5Annual summary
1904.6Retention of records
1904.7Access to records
1904.8Reporting of fatality or multiple hospitalization incidents
1904.9Falsification, or failure to keep records or reports
1904.10Recordkeeping under approved State plans
1904.11Change of ownership
1904.12Definitions
1904.13Petitions for recordkeeping exceptions
1904.14Employees not in fixed establishments
1904.15Small employers
1904.16Establishments Classified in Standard Industrial Classification Codes (SIC) 52-89, (except 52-54, 70, 75, 76, 79 and 80)

PART 1910 - GENERAL INDUSTRY

 
1910.12Construction Work

PART 1926 - SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Subpart A - General

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

Subpart B - General Interpretations

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

Subpart C - General Safety and Health Provisions

 
Overview for Subpart C
Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
Construction Focused Inspections Initiative
1926.20General safety and health provisions
1926.21Safety training and education
1926.22Recording and reporting of injuries [Reserved]
1926.23First aid and medical attention
1926.24Fire protection and prevention
1926.25Housekeeping
1926.26Illumination
1926.27Sanitation
1926.28Personal protective equipment
1926.29Acceptable certifications
1926.30Shipbuilding and ship repairing
1926.31Incorporation by reference
1926.32Definitions
1926.33Access to employee exposure and medical records
1926.34Means of egress
1926.35Employee emergency action plans
Compliance Guidance for Subpart C
STD 3-1.1Citation Policy Regarding 29 CFR 1926.20, 29 CFR 1926.21 and Related General Safety Provisions

Subpart D - Occupational Health and Environmental Controls

 
Overview for Subpart D
1926.50Medical services and first aid
1926.51Sanitation
1926.52Occupational noise exposure
1926.53Ionizing radiation
1926.54Nonionizing radiation
1926.55Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists
1926.56Illumination
1926.57Ventilation
1926.58[Reserved]
1926.59Hazard communication
1926.60Methylenedianiline
1926.61Retention of DOT markings, placards and labels
1926.62Lead
1926.63Cadmium (This standard has been redesignated as 1926.1127)
1926.64Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals
1926.65Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
1926.66Criteria for design and construction for spray booths
Compliance Guidance for Subpart D
CPL 2-2.53Guidelines for First Aid Training Programs
STD 1-8.229 CFR 1910.151(c) Medical Service and First Aid; 29 CFR 1926.50 and .51, Medical Service and First Aid, and Sanitation, Respectively, Applicable to Electric Storage Battery Charging and Maintenance Areas
Interpretation29 CFR 1926.50 -- Medical Services and First Aid
Interpretation29 CFR 1926.54 -- Nonionizing Radiation

Subpart E - Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment

 
Overview for Subpart E
1926.95Criteria for personal protective equipment
1926.96Occupational foot protection
1926.97[Reserved]
1926.98[Reserved]
1926.99[Reserved]
1926.100Head protection
1926.101Hearing protection
1926.102Eye and face protection
1926.103Respiratory protection
1926.104Safety belts, lifelines, and lanyards
1926.105Safety nets
1926.106Working over or near water
1926.107Definitions applicable to this subpart
Compliance Guidance for Subpart E
CPL 2-2.2929 CFR 1910.134(e)(5) -- Respirator Fit-Testing
CPL 2-2.54Respiratory Protection Program Manual
STD 1-6.5Exemption for Religious Reasons from Wearing Hard Hats

Subpart F - Fire Protection and Prevention

 
Overview for Subpart F
1926.150Fire protection
1926.151Fire prevention
1926.152Flammable and combustible liquids
1926.153Liquefied petroleum gas (LP-Gas)
1926.154Temporary heating devices
1926.155Definitions applicable to this subpart
1926.156Fixed extinguishing systems, general
1926.157Fixed extinguishing systems, gaseous agent
1926.158Fire detection systems
1926.159Employee alarm systems
Compliance Guidance for Subpart F
STD 3-4.1ADe Minimis for Absence of a Flame Arrestor Screen in a Safety Can

Subpart G - Signs, Signals, and Barricades

 
1926.200Accident prevention signs and tags
1926.201Signaling
1926.202Barricades
1926.203Definitions applicable to this subpart

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

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

Subpart I - Tools - Hand and Power

 
1926.300General requirements
1926.301Hand tools
1926.302Power operated hand tools
1926.303Abrasive wheels and tools
1926.304Woodworking tools
1926.305Jacks - lever and ratchet, screw and hydraulic
1926.306Air Receivers
1926.307Mechanical power-transmission apparatus
Compliance Guidance for Subpart I
STD 1-12.26AAbrasive Operations Using Cutoff Wheels and Masonry Saws
STD 1-13.4Portable Belt Sanding Machines as Covered by 29 CFR 1910.243(a)(3) and 1926.304(f)

Subpart J - Welding and Cutting

 
Overview for Subpart J
1926.350Gas welding and cutting
1926.351Arc welding and cutting
1926.352Fire prevention
1926.353Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting, and heating
1926.354Welding, cutting and heating in way of preservative coatings
Compliance Guidance for Subpart J
STD 3-8.1Welding, Cutting or Heating of Metals Coated with Lead-Bearing Paint
STD 3-8.229 CFR 1926.350(a)(9) Securing of Compressed Gas Cylinders

Subpart K - Electrical

 
Overview for Subpart K

General
1926.400Introduction
1926.401[Reserved]

Installation Safety Requirements
1926.402Applicability
1926.403General requirements
1926.404Wiring design and protection
1926.405Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use
1926.406Specific purpose equipment and installations
1926.407Hazardous (classified) locations
1926.408Special systems
1926.409[Reserved]
1926.410[Reserved]
1926.411[Reserved]
1926.412[Reserved]
1926.413[Reserved]
1926.414[Reserved]
1926.415[Reserved]

Safety-Related Work Practices
1926.416General requirements
1926.417Lockout and tagging of circuits
1926.418[Reserved]
1926.419[Reserved]
1926.420[Reserved]
1926.421[Reserved]
1926.422[Reserved]
1926.423[Reserved]
1926.424[Reserved]
1926.425[Reserved]
1926.426[Reserved]
1926.427[Reserved]
1926.428[Reserved]
1926.429[Reserved]
1926.430[Reserved]

Safety-Related Maintenance and Environmental Considerations
1926.431Maintenance of equipment
1926.432Environmental deterioration of equipment
1926.433[Reserved]
1926.434[Reserved]
1926.435[Reserved]
1926.436[Reserved]
1926.437[Reserved]
1926.438[Reserved]
1926.439[Reserved]
1926.440[Reserved]

Safety Requirements for Special Equipment
1926.441Battery locations and battery charging
1926.442[Reserved]
1926.443[Reserved]
1926.444[Reserved]
1926.445[Reserved]
1926.446[Reserved]
1926.447[Reserved]
1926.448[Reserved]

Definitions
1926.449Definitions applicable to this subpart

Subpart L - Scaffolds

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

APPENDIX A TO SUBPART L - SCAFFOLD SPECIFICATIONS

APPENDIX B TO SUBPART L - CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING THE FEASIBILITY OF PROVIDING SAFE ACCESS AND FALL PROTECTION FOR SCAFFOLD ERECTORS AND DISMANTLERS

APPENDIX C TO SUBPART L - LIST OF NATIONAL CENSENSUS STANDARDS

APPENDIX D TO SUBPART L - LIST OF TRAINING TOPICS FOR SCAFFOLD ERECTORS AND DISMANTLERS

APPENDIX E TO SUBPART L - DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

 
Compliance Guidance for Subpart L
STD 3-10.229 CFR 1926.451(i)(8), Multistage Suspension Scaffolds
STD 3-10.329 CFR 1926.451(a)(5 Scaffolding, General Requirements Guardrails
STD 3-10.429 CFR 1926.451, Scaffolding

Subpart M - Fall Protection

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

APPENDIX A TO SUBPART M - DETERMINING ROOF WIDTHS

APPENDIX B TO SUBPART M - GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS

APPENDIX C TO SUBPART M - PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEMS

APPENDIX D TO SUBPART M - POSITIONING DEVICE SYSTEMS

APPENDIX E TO SUBPART M - SAMPLE FALL PROTECTION PLANS

 
Compliance Guidance for Subpart M
STD 3.1Interim Fall Protestion Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction
Interpretation29 CFR 1926.500-503 -- Interpretations and Clarifications Subpart M -- Fall Protection M-57
MemoFall Protection Plans -- Enforcement Policy
LetterFinal Rule

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

 
1926.550Cranes and derricks
1926.551Helicopters
1926.552Material hoists, personnel hoists and elevators
1926.553Base-mounted drum hoists
1926.554Overhead hoists
1926.555Conveyors
*1926.556[Removed]
Compliance Guidance for Subpart N
STD 3-12.1A29 CFR 1926.550(a)(15)(i) Clearance Between Electrical Power Lines and Cranes
STD 3-12.2Uniformity in Interpretation of 29 CFR 1926.550(a)(9)
STD 3-12.4Overhead and Gantry Cranes, and Derricks -- Normal Operating Conditions, CFR 1910.179(e)(6)(i), CFR 1910.179(g)(2)(i), and CFR 1910.181(j)(1)(i); CFR 1926.550(d)(4) and CFR 1926.550(e)

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

 
1926.600Equipment
1926.601Motor vehicles
1926.602Material handling equipment
1926.603Pile driving equipment
1926.604Site clearing
1926.605Marine operations and equipment
1926.606Definitions applicable to this subpart
Compliance Guidance for Subpart O
STD 3-13.229 CFR 1926.605(a)(1) as Applied to Marine Construction

Subpart P - Excavations

 
Overview for Subpart P
1926.650Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart
1926.651Specific Excavation Requirements
1926.652Requirements for protective systems

APPENDIX A TO SUBPART P - SOIL CLASSIFICATION

APPENDIX B TO SUBPART P - SLOPING AND BENCHING

APPENDIX C TO SUBPART P - TIMBER SHORING FOR TRENCHES

APPENDIX D TO SUBPART P - ALUMINUM HYDRAULIC SHORING FOR TRENCHES

APPENDIX E TO SUBPART P - ALTERNATIVES TO TIMBER SHORING

APPENDIX F TO SUBPART P - SELECTION OF PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS

 
Compliance Guidance for Subpart P
MemoSuspension of 29 CFR 1926.652 to House Foundation/Basement Excavations

Subpart Q - Concrete and Masonry

 
Overview for Subpart Q

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

APPENDIX TO SUBPART Q - References to Subpart Q of Part 1926

 
Compliance Guidance for Subpart Q
STD 3-15.329 CFR 1926.705, Requirements for Lift-Slab Construction Operations -- Inspection Procedures and Guidelines

Subpart R - Steel Erection

 
1926.750Flooring requirements
1926.751Structural steel assembly
1926.752Bolting, riveting, fitting-up, and plumbing-up
1926.753Safety Nets
Compliance Guidance for Subpart R
STD 3-6.11926.250(b)(1), Material Storage -- As Related to Interium Storage of Temporary Flooring Used in Steel Erection
MemoFall Protection in Steel Erection

Subpart S - Tunnels and Shafts, Caissons, Cofferdams, and Compressed Air

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

APPENDIX A TO SUBPART S - DECOMPRESSION TABLES

Subpart T - Demolition

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

Subpart U - Blasting and Use of Explosives

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

Subpart V - Power Transmission and Distribution

 
1926.950General requirements
1926.951Tools and protective equipment
1926.952Mechanical equipment
1926.953Material handling
1926.954Grounding for protection of employees
1926.955Overhead lines
1926.956Underground lines
1926.957Construction in energized substations
1926.958External load helicopters
1926.959Lineman's body belts, safety straps, and lanyards
1926.960Definitions applicable to this subpart

Subpart W - Rollover Protective Structures; Overhead Protection

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

Subpart X - Stairways and Ladders

 
Overview for Subpart X
1926.1050Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart
1926.1051General Requirements
1926.1052Stairways
1926.1053Ladders
1926.1054[Reserved]
1926.1055[Reserved]
1926.1056[Reserved]
1926.1057[Reserved]
1926.1058[Reserved]
1926.1059[Reserved]
1926.1060Training Requirements

APPENDIX A TO SUBPART X - Ladders

Subpart Y - Commercial Diving Operations

General
1926.1071Scope and application
1926.1072Definitions

Personnel Requirements
1926.1076Qualifications of dive team

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

Specific Operations Procedures
1926.1084SCUBA diving
1926.1085Surface-supplied air diving
1926.1086Mixed-gas diving
1926.1087Liveboating

Equipment Procedures and Requirements
1926.1090Equipment

Recordkeeping
1926.1091Recordkeeping requirements
1926.1092Effective date

APPENDIX A TO SUBPART Y - Examples of Conditions Which May Restrict or Limit Exposure to Hyperbaric Conditions

APPENDIX B TO SUBPART Y - Guidelines for Scientific Diving

Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

 
1926.1100[Reserved]
1926.1101Asbestos
1926.1102Coal tar pitch volatiles; interpretation of term
1926.110313 Carcinogens (4-Nitrobiphenyl, etc)
1926.1104alpha-Naphthylamine
1926.1105[Reserved]
1926.1106Methyl chloromethyl ether
1926.110733'-Dichlorobenzidine (and its salts)
1926.1108bis-Chloromethyl ether
1926.1109beta-Naphthylamine
1926.1110Benzidine
1926.11114-Aminodiphenyl
1926.1112Ethyleneimine
1926.1113beta-Propiolactone
1926.11142-Acetylaminofluorene
1926.11154-Dimethylaminoazobenzene
1926.1116N-Nitrosodimethylamine
1926.1117Vinyl chloride
1926.1118Inorganic arsenic
1926.1127Cadmium
1926.1128Benzene
1926.1129Coke oven emissions
1926.11441,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane
1926.1145Acrylonitrile
1926.1147Ethylene oxide
1926.1148Formaldehyde

APPENDIX A TO PART 1926 - Designations for General Industry Standards Incorporated Into Body of Construction Standards

 
Appendix AMajor Final Rules in the Construction Industry
Appendix B50 Most Frequently Cited Standards - January 1, 1990 to April 1, 1996 - Aggregated Data
Appendix CAddresses and phone numbers for the following:
OSHA Regional Offices
Construction Coordinators
OSHA Area Offices
States with Approved Plans
OSHA Consultation Project Directory


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