Construction Industry Digest
This informational booklet is intended to provide ageneric, non-exhaustive overview of particularstandards-related topics. This publication does notitself alter or determine compliance responsibilities,which are set forth in OSHA standards themselvesand the
Occupational Safety and Health Act.
More-over, because interpretations and enforcement policymay change over time, for additional guidance onOSHA compliance requirements, the reader shouldconsult current administrative interpretations anddecisions by the Occupational Safety and HealthReview Commission and the courts.Employers and employees in the 25 states andterritories that operate their own OSHA-approvedworkplace safety and health plans should check withtheir state agency. Their state may be enforcingstandards and other procedures that, while “at least aseffective as” federal standards, are not always identi-cal to the federal requirements. See “States withApproved Plans” at the end of this booklet.Material contained in this publication is in thepublic domain and may be reproduced, fully orpartially, without permission of the Federal Govern-ment. Source credit is requested but not required.This information will be made available to sensoryimpaired individuals upon request. Voice phone:
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