This Construction Industry OSHA Compliance Guide contains summaries of the most frequently used standards in the construction industry. The standards are presented alphabetically, followed by the reference to the appropriate regulation. With few exceptions, standards in this guide are from Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1926.

General Requirements

Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. They must provide their employees with a workplace that does not have serious hazards, and that follows all relevant OSHA safety and health standards. Employers must comply with specific standards. All employers in the construction industry must also have
injury and illness prevention programs. Contractors and employers that do construction work must comply with standards in 29 CFR 1926. Subpart C, General Safety and Health Provisions, as well as otherspecific sections of these standards, includes the responsibilities for each contractor/employer to initiate and maintain injury and illness prevention programs, provide for a competent person to conduct frequent and regular inspections and instruct each employee to recognize and avoid unsafe conditions and know what regulations are applicable to the work environment. Employees must be provided training in a language and vocabulary they can understand.

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