OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Construction Regulations book provide quick and easy access to critical safety guidance at any time. This important reference will help employers and employees both quickly identify potential safety concerns and hazards on any job.
Edition: Updated through January 1, 2023
OSHA Construction Industry Regulations (2023) Features:
- Two-color layout makes navigating and reading regulations easier
- Includes all 1926 regulations, 1903 regulations covering inspections, citations and penalties, 1904 regulations covering record keeping and reporting occupational injuries and illness, and select 1910 regulations pertaining to construction industries
- Easy-to-find regulations changes for the period between book releases
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- Contains OSHA Form 300, and Cancer Policy
- Contains In-Cite Referencing to 1910 Regulations where applicable
- Most Frequently Cited Standards preceding relevant Subparts
- Publisher: National Safety Council
- ISBN: 978-1-61946-738-5
PART 1926 - SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION
§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.
§1926.5 OMB control numbers under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
§1926.6 Incorporation by reference.
Subpart B-General Interpretations
§1926.10 Scope of subpart.
§1926.11 Coverage under section 103 of the act distinguished.
§1926.12 Reorganization Plan No. 14 of 1950.
§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.
§1926.22 Recording and reporting of injuries. [Reserved]
§1926.23 First aid and medical attention.
§1926.24 Fire protection and prevention.
§1926.28 Personal protective equipment.
§1926.29 Acceptable certifications.
§1926.30 Shipbuilding and ship repairing.
§1926.33 Access to employee exposure and medical records.
§1926.34 Means of egress.
§1926.35 Employee emergency action plans.
Subpart D-Occupational Health and Environmental Controls
§1926.50 Medical services and first aid.
§1926.52 Occupational noise exposure.
§1926.53 Ionizing radiation.
§1926.54 Nonionizing radiation.
§1926.55 Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists.
§1926.59 Hazard communication.
§1926.61 Retention of DOT markings, placards and labels.
§1926.64 Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.
§1926.65 Hazardous waste operations and emergency response.
§1926.66 Criteria for design and construction of spray booths.
Subpart E-Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
§1926.95 Criteria for personal protective equipment.
§1926.96 Occupational foot protection.
§1926.97 Electrical protective equipment.
§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.
§1926.105 Safety nets.
§1926.106 Working over or near water.
§1926.107 Definitions applicable to this subpart.
Subpart F-Fire Protection and Prevention
§1926.150 Fire protection.
§1926.151 Fire prevention.
§1926.152 Flammable 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
§1926.250 General requirements for storage.
§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.
§1926.303 Abrasive wheels and tools.
§1926.304 Woodworking tools.
§1926.305 Jacks-lever and ratchet, screw, and hydraulic.
§1926.306 Air receivers.
§1926.307 Mechanical power-transmission apparatus.
Subpart J-Welding and Cutting
§1926.350 Gas welding and cutting.
§1926.351 Arc welding and cutting.
§1926.352 Fire prevention.
§1926.353 Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting, and heating.
§1926.354 Welding, cutting, and heating in way of preservative coatings.
Installation Safety Requirements
§1926.403 General requirements.
§1926.404 Wiring design and protection.
§1926.405 Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use.
§1926.406 Specific purpose equipment and installations.
§1926.407 Hazardous (classified) locations.
§1926.408 Special systems.
Safety-Related Work Practices
§1926.416 General requirements.
§1926.417 Lockout and tagging of circuits.
Safety-Related Maintenance and Environmental Considerations
§1926.431 Maintenance of equipment.
§1926.432 Environmental deterioration of equipment.
Safety Requirements for Special Equipment
§1926.441 Batteries and battery charging.
§1926.449 Definitions applicable to this subpart.
§1926.450 Scope, application and definitions applicable to this subpart.
§1926.451 General requirements.
§1926.452 Additional requirements applicable to specific types of scaffolds.
§1926.453 Aerial lifts.
§1926.454 Training requirements.
(Non-mandatory) Appendix A to Subpart L of Part 1926-Scaffold Specifications
(Non-mandatory) Appendix B to Subpart L of Part 1926-Criteria for Determining the Feasibility of Providing Safe Access and Fall Protection for Scaffold Erectors and Dismantlers [Reserved]
(Non-mandatory) Appendix C to Subpart L of Part 1926-List of National Consensus Standards
(Non-mandatory) Appendix D to Subpart L of Part 1926-List of Training Topics for Scaffold Erectors and Dismantlers
(Non-mandatory) Appendix E to Subpart L of Part 1926-Drawings and Illustrations
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.
Appendix A to Subpart M of Part 1926-Determining Roof Widths
Appendix B to Subpart M of Part 1926-Guardrail Systems
Appendix C to Subpart M of Part 1926-Personal Fall Arrest Systems
Appendix D to Subpart M of Part 1926-Positioning Device Systems
Appendix E to Subpart M of Part 1926-Sample Fall Protection Plan
Subpart N-Helicopters, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors
§1926.552 Material hoists, personnel hoists, and elevators.
§1926.553 Base-mounted drum hoists.
§1926.554 Overhead hoists.
Subpart O-Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations
§1926.601 Motor vehicles.
§1926.602 Material handling equipment.
§1926.603 Pile driving equipment.
§1926.604 Site clearing.
§1926.605 Marine operations and equipment.
§1926.606 Definitions applicable to this subpart.
§1926.650 Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart.
§1926.651 Specific excavation requirements.
§1926.652 Requirements for protective systems.
Appendix A to Subpart P of Part 1926-Soil Classification
Appendix B to Subpart P of Part 1926-Sloping and Benching
Appendix C to Subpart P of Part 1926-Timber Shoring for Trenches
Appendix D to Subpart P of Part 1926-Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring for Trenches
Appendix E to Subpart P of Part 1926-Alternatives to Timber Shoring
Appendix F to Subpart P of Part 1926-Selection of Protective Systems
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.
§1926.704 Requirements for precast concrete.
§1926.705 Requirements for lift-slab construction operations.
§1926.706 Requirements for masonry construction.
Appendix A to Subpart Q of Part 1926-References to subpart Q of Part 1926
Subpart R-Steel Erection
§1926.752 Site layout, site-specific erection plan and construction sequence.
§1926.753 Hoisting and rigging.
§1926.754 Structural steel assembly.
§1926.755 Column anchorage.
§1926.756 Beams and columns.
§1926.757 Open web steel joists.
§1926.758 Systems-engineered metal buildings.
§1926.759 Falling object protection.
§1926.760 Fall protection.
Appendix A to Subpart R of Part 1926-Guidelines for Establishing the Components of a Site-specific Erection Plan: Non-mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §1926.752(e)
Appendix B to Subpart R of Part 1926 [Reserved]
Appendix C to Subpart R of Part 1926-Illustrations of Bridging Terminus Points: Non-mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §§1926.757(a)(10) and §1926.757(c)(5)
Appendix D to Subpart R of Part 1926-Illustration of the Use of Control Lines To Demarcate Controlled Decking Zones (CDZs): Non-mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §1926.760(c)(3)
Appendix E to Subpart R of Part 1926-Training: Non-mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §1926.761
Appendix F to Subpart R of Part 1926-Perimeter Columns: Non-Mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §1926.756(e) To Protect the Unprotected Side or Edge of a Walking/Working Surface
Appendix G to Subpart R of Part 1926-§1926.502 (b)-(e) Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices
Appendix H to Subpart R of Part 1926-Double Connections: Illustration of a Clipped End Connection and a Staggered Connection: Non-Mandatory Guidelines for Complying With §1926.756(c)(1)
Subpart S-Underground Construction, Caissons, Cofferdams and Compressed Air
§1926.800 Underground construction.
§1926.803 Compressed air.
§1926.804 Definitions applicable to this subpart.
Appendix A to Subpart S of Part 1926-Decompression Tables
§1926.850 Preparatory operations.
§1926.851 Stairs, passageways, and ladders.
§1926.853 Removal of materials through floor openings.
§1926.854 Removal of walls, masonry sections, and chimneys.
§1926.855 Manual removal of floors.
§1926.856 Removal of walls, floors, and material with equipment.
§1926.858 Removal of steel construction.
§1926.859 Mechanical demolition.
§1926.860 Selective demolition by explosives.
Subpart U-Blasting and the Use of Explosives
§1926.900 General provisions.
§1926.901 Blaster qualifications.
§1926.902 Surface transportation of explosives.
§1926.903 Underground transportation of explosives.
§1926.904 Storage of explosives and blasting agents.
§1926.905 Loading of explosives or blasting agents.
§1926.906 Initiation of explosive charges-electric blasting.
§1926.907 Use of safety fuse.
§1926.908 Use of detonating cord.
§1926.909 Firing the blast.
§1926.910 Inspection after blasting.
§1926.912 Underwater blasting.
§1926.913 Blasting in excavation work under compressed air.
§1926.914 Definitions applicable to this subpart.
Subpart V-Electric Power Transmission and Distribution
§1926.951 Medical services and first aid.
§1926.952 Job briefing.
§1926.953 Enclosed spaces.
§1926.954 Personal protective equipment.
§1926.955 Portable ladders and platforms.
§1926.956 Hand and portable power equipment.
§1926.957 Live-line tools.
§1926.958 Materials handling and storage.
§1926.959 Mechanical equipment.
§1926.960 Working on or near exposed energized parts.
§1926.961 Deenergizing lines and equipment for employee protection.
§1926.962 Grounding for the protection of employees.
§1926.963 Testing and test facilities.
§1926.964 Overhead lines and live-line barehand work.
§1926.965 Underground electrical installations.
§1926.967 Special conditions.
Appendix A to Subpart V of Part 1926 [Reserved]
Appendix B to Subpart V of Part 1926-Working on Exposed Energized Parts
Appendix C to Subpart V of Part 1926-Protection From Hazardous Differences in Electric Potential
Appendix D to Subpart V of Part 1926-Methods of Inspecting and Testing Wood Poles
Appendix E to Subpart V of Part 1926-Protection From Flames and Electric Arcs
Appendix F to Subpart V of Part 1926-Work-Positioning Equipment Inspection Guidelines
Appendix G to Subpart V of Part 1926-Reference Documents
Subpart W-Rollover Protective Structures; Overhead Protection
§1926.1000 Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for material handling equipment.
§1926.1001 Minimum performance criteria for rollover protective structures for designated scrapers, loaders, dozers, graders, and crawler tractors.
§1926.1002 Protective frames (roll-over protective structures, known as ROPS) for wheel-type agricultural and industrial tractors used in construction.
§1926.1003 Overhead protection for operators of agricultural and industrial tractors used in construction.
Appendix A to Subpart W of Part 1926-Figures W-14 through W-28
Subpart X-Stairways and Ladders
§1926.1050 Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart.
§1926.1051 General requirements.
§1926.1060 Training requirements.
Appendix A to Subpart X of Part 1926-Ladders
§1926.1071 Scope and application.
§1926.1076 Qualifications of dive team.
General Operations Procedures
§1926.1080 Safe practices manual.
§1926.1081 Pre-dive procedures.
§1926.1082 Procedures during dive.
§1926.1083 Post-dive procedures.
Specific Operations Procedures
§1926.1084 SCUBA diving.
§1926.1085 Surface-supplied air diving.
§1926.1086 Mixed-gas diving.
Equipment Procedures and Requirements
§1926.1091 Recordkeeping requirements.
Appendix A to Subpart Y of Part 1926-Examples of Conditions Which May Restrict or Limit Exposure to Hyperbaric Conditions
Appendix B to Subpart Y of Part 1926-Guidelines for Scientific Diving
Subpart Z-Toxic and Hazardous Substances
§1926.1102 Coal tar pitch volatiles; interpretation of term.
§1926.1103 13 carcinogens (4-Nitrobiphenyl, etc.).
§1926.1106 Methyl chloromethyl ether.
§1926.1107 3,3'-Dichlorobenzidiene (and its salts).
§1926.1108 bis-Chloromethyl ether.
§1926.1117 Vinyl chloride.
§1926.1118 Inorganic arsenic.
§1926.1126 Chromium (VI).
§1926.1129 Coke oven emissions.
§1926.1147 Ethylene oxide.
§1926.1152 Methylene chloride.
§1926.1153 Respirable crystalline silica.
Subpart AA-Confined Spaces in Construction
§1926.1203 General requirements.
§1926.1204 Permit-required confined space program.
§1926.1205 Permitting process.
§1926.1206 Entry permit.
§1926.1208 Duties of authorized entrants.
§1926.1209 Duties of attendants.
§1926.1210 Duties of entry supervisors.
§1926.1211 Rescue and emergency services.
§1926.1212 Employee participation.
§1926.1213 Provision of documents to Secretary.
Subpart BB [Reserved]
Subpart CC-Cranes and Derricks in Construction
§1926.1402 Ground conditions.
§1926.1403 Assembly/Disassembly-selection of manufacturer or employer procedures.
§1926.1404 Assembly/Disassembly-general requirements (applies to all assembly and disassembly operations).
§1926.1405 Disassembly-additional requirements for dismantling of booms and jibs (applies to both the use of manufacturer procedures and employer procedures).
§1926.1406 Assembly/Disassembly-employer procedures-general requirements.
§1926.1407 Power line safety (up to 350 kV)-assembly and disassembly.
§1926.1408 Power line safety (up to 350 kV)-equipment operations.
§1926.1409 Power line safety (over 350 kV).
§1926.1410 Power line safety (all voltages)-equipment operations closer than the Table A zone.
§1926.1411 Power line safety-while traveling under or near power lines with no load.
§1926.1413 Wire rope-inspection.
§1926.1414 Wire rope-selection and installation criteria.
§1926.1415 Safety devices.
§1926.1416 Operational aids.
§1926.1418 Authority to stop operation.
§1926.1419 Signals-general requirements.
§1926.1420 Signals-radio, telephone or other electronic transmission of signals.
§1926.1421 Signals-voice signals-additional requirements.
§1926.1422 Signals-hand signal chart.
§1926.1423 Fall protection.
§1926.1424 Work area control.
§1926.1425 Keeping clear of the load.
§1926.1426 Free fall and controlled load lowering.
§1926.1427 Operator qualification and certification.
§1926.1428 Signal person qualifications.
§1926.1429 Qualifications of maintenance & repair employees.
§1926.1431 Hoisting personnel.
§1926.1432 Multiple-crane/derrick lifts-supplemental requirements.
§1926.1433 Design, construction and testing.
§1926.1434 Equipment modifications.
§1926.1435 Tower cranes.
§1926.1437 Floating cranes/derricks and land cranes/derricks on barges.
§1926.1438 Overhead & gantry cranes.
§1926.1439 Dedicated pile drivers.
§1926.1440 Sideboom cranes.
§1926.1441 Equipment with a rated hoisting/lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or less.
Appendix A to Subpart CC of Part 1926-Standard Hand Signals
Appendix B to Subpart CC of Part 1926-Assembly/Disassembly: Sample Procedures for Minimizing the Risk of Unintended Dangerous Boom Movement
Appendix C to Subpart CC of Part 1926-Operator Certification: Written Examination: Technical Knowledge Criteria
Appendix A to Part 1926-Designations for General Industry Standards Incorporated Into Body of Construction Standards