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OSHA Enforcement Guidance Memos

OSHA Enforcement Guidance Memos

OSHA Enforcement memos may provide agency policies and/or supplementary enforcement guidance, and some memos may include an interpretation of an OSHA standard. These memos are collected by topic on this webpage. Memos that provide new or revised agency policies are signed by the Assistant Secretary, and those providing only supplementary enforcement guidance are signed by the Director of Enforcement Programs. The enforcement memos that provide interpretations of OSHA standard are also posted chronologically on the OSHA Standard Interpretations.

In using these memos in your own circumstances, carefully note how closely your situation matches those described in the memo.

Aircraft Flight Attendants

Beryllium Standards

Combustible Dust

COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus

Cranes and Derricks

Electric Power Standards



  • 09/01/2021 - Heat Initiative: Inspection Guidance - [Section 5(a)(1)] - [1904.7(b)(5); 1910.132; 1910.134; 1910.141; 1910.1020; 1915.88; 1917.127; 1918.95; 1926.20; 1926.21; 1926.51; 1928.110]

Incentive Programs/Disincentives

Medical and First Aid

Rope Descent Systems

Training Must Be Understandable

Tree Care Industry



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