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Subdivision A, General

1926.1-1926.6 and 437-003-0003 to 0007 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 7-2013

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.1 Purpose and scope A-1
437-003-0003 Purpose A-1
437-003-0005 Additional applicability A-1
437-003-0006 General Oregon definitions A-1
1926.2 Variances from safety and health standards A-2
1926.3 Inspections - right of entry A-3
1926.4 Rules of practice for administrative adjudications for enforcement of safety and health standards A-3
437-003-0007 Additional rules of practice for administrative adjudications A-3
1926.6 Incorporation by reference A-4

Subdivision B, General Interpretations

1926.10-1926.16 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 8-1989

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.10 Scope of subpart B-1
1926.11 Coverage under section 103 of the act distinguished B-1
1926.12 Reorganization plan no. 14 of 1950 B-2
1926.13 Interpretation of statutory terms B-13
1926.14 Federal contracts for 'mixed' types of performance B-14
1926.15 Relationship to the service contract act; Walsh-Healy Public Contracts Act B-14
1926.16 Rules of construction B-15

Subdivision C, General Safety and Health Provisions

1926.20-1926.34 and 437-003-0905 to 0920, 0011 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 2-2013

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.20 General safety and health provisions C-1
437-003-0905 Flooring C-1
437-003-0910 Temporary floors C-1
437-003-0915 Shoring, bracing or guying of structures C-1
437-003-0920 Project plans C-2
1926.21 Safety training and education C-3
1926.22 Recording and reporting of injuries. (Reserved) C-4
1926.23 First aid and medical attention C-4
1926.24 Fire protection and prevention C-4
1926.25 Housekeeping C-4
1926.26 Illumination C-5
1926.27 Sanitation C-5
1926.29 Acceptable certifications C-6
1926.30 Shipbuilding and ship repairing C-6
1926.31 Reserved C-6
1926.32 Definitions C-6
437-003-0011 Additional definitions C-8
1926.33 Access to employee exposure and medical records C-8
1926.34 Means of egress C-9

NOTE: Subdivision CC follows Subdivision Z

Subdivision D, Occupational Health and Environmental Controls

1926.50-1926.65 and 437-003-0015 to 0035 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 5-2012

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.50 Medical services and first aid D-1
  Appendix A to §1926.50 - First aid kits (Non-mandatory) D-3
1926.51 Sanitation D-5
437-003-0015 Drinking water D-5
437-003-0020 Toilets D-6
1926.52 Occupational noise exposure D-7
437-003-0027 Applicable rules D-7
1926.53 Ionizing radiation D-7
1926.54 Nonionizing radiation D-8
1926.55 Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists D-9
1926.56 Illumination D-9
1926.57 Ventilation D-10
1926.58 (Reserved) - Redesignated as §1926.1101, Asbestos D-47
1926.59 Hazard communication
The requirements for construction work under this secton are identical to those in Division 2, Subdivision Z 1910.1200, Hazard Communication
1926.60 Methylenedianiline (MDA) D-49
437-003-3060 Methylenedianiline Respiratory Protection Program D-56
  Appendix A - Substance data sheet for 4,4'-Methylenedianiline D-73
  Appendix B - Substance technical guidelines, MDA D-77
  Appendix C - Medical surveillance guidelines for MDA D-81
  Appendix D - Sampling and analytical methods for MDA monitoring and measurement procedures D-83
1926.61 Retention of DOT markings, placards and labels D-89
1926.62 Lead D-91
437-003-0062 Lead Respiratory Protection Program D-99
  Appendix A - Substance data sheet for occupational exposure to lead D-117
  Appendix B - Employee standard summary D-123
  Appendix C - Medical surveillance guidelines D-137
1926.63 Cadmium - Redesignated as §1926.1127, Cadmium  
1926.65 Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
NOTE: Division 2, Subdivision H, §1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response applies to Construction

Subdivision E, Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment

1926.97-1926.107 and 437-003-0134 PDF or Word​

Administrative Order 1-2016

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
437-003-0001 Adoption by Reference E-1
437-003-0134 Personal Protective Equipment E-3
1926.97 Electrical protective equipment E-11
1926.103 Respiratory protection E-21
1926.106 Working over or near water E-21
1926.107 Definitions applicable to this subdivision E-21

Subdivision F, Fire Protection and Prevention

1926.150-1926.155 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 5-2012

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.150 Fire protection F-1
1926.151 Fire prevention F-5
1926.152 Flammable liquids F-7
1926.153 Liquefied petroleum gas (LP-Gas) F-12
1926.154 Temporary heating devices F-18
1926.155 Definitions applicable to this subdivision F-19

Subdivision G, Signs, Signals and Barricades

1926.200-1926.203 and 437-003-0420 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 7-2013

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.200 Accident prevention signs and tags G-1
437-003-0420 Traffic control G-2
1926.201 Signaling - REPEALED  
1926.202 Barricades - REPEALED  
1926.203 Definitions applicable to this subdivision G-4

Subdivision H, Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal

1926.250-1926.252 PDF​ or Word

Administrative Order 4-2011

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.250 General requirements for storage H-1
1926.251 Rigging equipment for material handling H-3
1926.252 Disposal of waste materials H-21

Subdivision I, Tools - Hand and Power

1926.300-1926.305 and 437-003-0925 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 3-2010

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.300 General requirements I-3
1926.301 Hand tools I-9
1926.302 Power-operated hand tools I-9
437-003-0925 Powder-actuated tools I-12
1926.303 Abrasive wheels and tools I-13
1926.304 Woodworking tools I-15
1926.305 Jacks - lever and ratchet, screw, and hydraulic I-17

Subdivision J, Welding and Cutting

1926.350-1926.354 PDF

Administrative Order 3-2000

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.350 Repealed J-1
437-002-2253 Oxygen-fuel g as welding and cutting (Reprinted from Division 2, Subdivision Q) J-1
1926.351 Arc welding and cutting J-41
1926.352 Fire prevention J-43
1926.353 Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting, and heating J-45
1926.354 Welding, cutting, and heating in way of preservative coatings J-49

Subdivision K, Electrical

1926.400-1926.449 and 437-003-0047, 0404 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 2-2007

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.400-1926.401 General
1926.400 Introduction K-1
1926.401 (Reserved) K-1
1926.402-1926.415 and 437-003-0404 Installation Safety Requirements
1926.402 Applicability K-3
1926.403 General requirements K-3
1926.404 Wiring design and protection K-9
437-003-0404 Branch circuits K-9
1926.405 Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use K-21
1926.406 Specific purpose equipment and installations K-31
1926.407 Hazardous (classified) locations K-33
1926.408 Special systems K-35
1926.409 - 1926.415 (Reserved) K-39
1926.416-1926.430 and 437-003-0047 Safety-Related Work Practices
437-003-0047 Working near overhead high voltage lines and equipment K-41
1926.416 General requirements K-43
1926.417 Lockout and tagging of circuits K-44
1926.418 - 1926.430 (Reserved) K-44
1926.431-1926.440 Safety-Related Maintenance and Environmental Considerations
1926.431 Maintenance of equipment K-45
1926.432 Environmental deterioration of equipment K-45
1926.433 - 1926.440 (Reserved) K-45
1926.441-1926.448 Safety Requirements for Special Equipment
1926.441 Batteries and battery charging K-47
1926.442 - 1926.448 (Reserved) K-47
1926.449 Definitions
1926.449 Definitions applicable to this subdivision K-49

Subdivision L, Scaffolding

1926.450-1926.454 and 437-003-0071 to 0074 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 1-2011

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.450 Scope, application and definitions applicable to this subpart L-1
1926.451 General requirements L-9
1926.452 Additional requirements applicable to specific types of scaffolds L-27
1926.453 Aerial lifts L-39
437-003-0071 Manually propelled elevating aerial platforms L-41
437-003-0073 Boom supported elevating work platforms L-42
437-003-0074 Scissor lifts - self-propelled elevating work platforms L-42
1926.454 Training requirements L-43
Appendix A to Subpart L - Non-Mandatory Scaffold specifications L-45
Appendix B to Subpart L - Non-Mandatory Criteria for determining the feasibility of providing safe access and fall protection for scaffold erectors and dismantlers (Reserved) L-57
Appendix C to Subpart L - Non-Mandatory List of National Consensus Standards L-57
Appendix D to Subpart L - Non-Mandatory List of training topics for scaffold erectors and dismantlers L-59
Appendix E to Subpart L - Non-Mandatory Drawings and illustrations L-61

Subdivision M, Fall Protection

1926.500-1926.502 and 437-003-1500-1502, 0502, 0503, 2502, 3502 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 1-2016

Administrative Order 2-2016​
Effective 10/1/2017 PDF​ or Word

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.500 Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart M-3
437-003-1500 Additional definitions M-4
437-003-1501 Fall Protection M-11
437-003-2501 Protection from falling objects M-12
1926.502 Fall protection systems criteria and practices M-13
437-003-0502 Personal fall restraint M-20
437-003-1502 Warning line systems for roofing work M-22
437-003-2502 Safety monitoring systems M-24
437-003-3502 Slide guard systems M-25
437-003-0503 Training requirements M-29
Appendix A to Subpart M - Determining Roof Widths: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 437-003-2502(2) M-31
Appendix B to Subpart M - Guardrail Systems: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 1926.502(b) M-37
Appendix C to Subpart M - Personal Fall Arrest Systems: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 1926.502(d) M-39
Appendix D to Subpart M - Positioning Device Systems: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 1926.502(e) M-51

Subdivision N, Helicopters, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors

1926.550-1926.555 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 1-2011

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
  NOTE: OAR 437-003-0081 Crane operator safety training requirements, is now located in Subdivision CC  
1926.550 Reserved N-1
1926.551 Helicopters N-1
1926.552 Material hoists, personnel hoists, and elevators N-5
1926.553 Base-mounted drum hoists N-10
1926.554 Overhead hoists N-11
1926.555 Conveyors N-12

Subdivision O, Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations

1926.600-1926.606 and 437-003-0085 to 0094, 3224-3226, 3600 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 1-2011

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.600 Equipment O-1
437-003-3600 Equipment O-2
437-003-0085 General requirements O-3
437-003-0090 Pinchpoints O-3
437-003-3224 Vehicle drivers and riders O-5
437-003-3225 Vehicles for highway and road operation characteristics and maintenance O-7
437-003-3226 Vehicles for use on property other than public roads and highways operation, characteristics and maintenance O-10
1926.602 Material handling equipment O-13
437-003-0094 Personnel platforms O-16
1926.603 Pile driving equipment O-21
1926.604 Site clearing O-23
1926.605 Marine operations and equipment O-24
1926.606 Definitions applicable to this subdivision O-26

Subdivision P, Excavations

1926.650-1926.652 and 437-003-0096 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 4-2011

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.650 Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subdivision P-1
1926.651 Specific excavation requirements P-5
437-003-0096 Underground installations P-5
1926.652 Requirements for protective systems P-11
Appendix A Soil classification P-17
Appendix B Sloping and benching P-23
Appendix C Timber shoring for trenches P-33
Appendix D Aluminum hydraulic shoring for trenches P-45
Appendix E Alternatives to timber shoring P-55
Appendix F Selection of protective systems P-57

Subdivision Q, Concrete and Masonry Construction

1926.700-1926.706 and 437-003-0017, 0706 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 1-2003

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.700 Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart Q-1
437-003-0017 Additional definitions to concrete and masonry construction Q-2
1926.701 General requirements Q-4
1926.702 Requirements for equipment and tools Q-5
1926.703 Requirements for cast-in-place concrete Q-7
  Appendix to 1926.703(a)(1) - General requirements for formwork(Non-mandatory) Q-11
1911.704 Requirements for precast concrete Q-13
1926.705 Requirements for lift-slab construction operations Q-14
  Appendix to 1926.705 - Lift-slab operations (Non-mandatory) Q-17
1926.706 Requirements for masonry construction Q-19
437-003-0706 Protection of employees on or near masonry walls Q-19
Appendix A to Subpart Q - References to Subpart Q of Part 1926 (Non-mandatory) Q-25

Subdivision R, Steel Erection

1926.750-1926.761 and 437-003-0045, 0752-0761, 1752, 1754 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 1-2011

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.750 Scope R-1
1926.751 Definitions R-3
437-003-0045 Additional definitions R-3
1926.752 Site layout, site-specific erection plan and construction sequence R-9
437-003-1752 Written notifications R-9
437-003-0752 Site-specific erection plan R-10
1926.753 Hoisting and rigging R-11
437-003-0753 Tag lines R-11
1926.754 Structural steel assembly R-15
437-003-1754 Roof and floor holes and openings R-16
1926.755 Column anchorage R-18
1926.756 Beams and columns R-19
1926.757 Open web steel joists R-20
1926.758 Systems-engineered metal buildings R-26
1926.759 Falling object protection R-27
1926.760 Fall protection R-27
1926.761 Training R-29
437-003-0761 Additional training requirements R-30
Appendix A to Subpart R - Guidelines for Establishing the Components of a Site-specific Erection Plan: Nonmandatory guidelines for complying with §1926.752(e) R-31
Appendix B to Subpart R - (Reserved) R-32
Appendix C to Subpart R - Illustrations of Bridging Terminus Points: Nonmandatory guidelines for complying with §1926.757(a)(10) and §1926.757(c)(5) R-33
Appendix D to Subpart R - Illustration of the Use of Control Lines to Demarcate Controlled Decking Zones (CDZs): Nonmandatory guidelines for complying with §1926.760(c)(3) R-39
Appendix E to Subpart R - Training: Nonmandatory guidelines for complying with §1926.761 R-41
Appendix F to Subpart R - Perimeter Columns: Nonmandatory guidelines for complying with §1926.756(e) to protect the unprotected side or edge of a walking/ working surface R-41
Appendix G to Subpart R - §1926.502(b) through (e) Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices R-43
Appendix H to Subpart R - Double Connections: Illustration of a Clipped End Connection and a Staggered Connection: Nonmandatory guidelines for complying with §1926.756(c)(1) R-51

Subdivision S, Underground Construction, Caissons, Cofferdams, and Compressed Air

1926.800-1926.804 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 6-2013

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.800 Underground construction S-1
1926.801 Caissons S-25
1926.802 Cofferdams S-25
1926.803 Compressed air S-27
1926.804 Definitions applicable to this subdivision S-39
Appendix A to Subpart S - Decompression tables S-41

Subdivision T, Demolition

1926.850-1926.860 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 6-2013

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.850 Preparatory operations T-1
1926.851 Stairs, passageways, and ladders T-2
1926.852 Chutes T-3
1926.853 Removal of materials through floor openings T-3
1926.854 Removal of walls, masonry sections, and chimneys T-4
1926.855 Manual removal of floors T-5
1926.856 Removal of walls, floors, and material with equipment T-5
1926.857 Storage T-6
1926.858 Removal of steel construction T-6
1926.859 Mechanical demolition T-7
1926.860 Selective demolition by explosives T-7

Subdivision U, Blasting and use of Explosives

1926.900-1926.914 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 3-2000

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.900 General provisions U-1
1926.901 Blaster qualifications U-4
1926.902 Surface transportation of explosives U-4
1926.903 Underground transportation of explosives U-5
1926.904 Storage of explosives and blasting agents U-7
1926.905 Loading of explosives or blasting agents U-7
1926.906 Initiation of explosive charges - electric blasting U-9
1926.907 Use of safety fuse U-11
1926.908 Use of detonating cord U-12
1926.909 Firing the blast U-13
1926.910 Inspection after blasting U-13
1926.911 Misfires U-14
1926.912 Underwater blasting U-15
1926.913 Blasting in excavation work under compressed air U-16
1926.914 Definitions applicable to this subdivision U-17

Subdivision V

Oregon OSHA repealed all rules with Administrative Order 3-2015, adopted 10/9/15, effective 1/1/16. In Oregon, Division 2/RR Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, applies to general industry and construction.

Subdivision W, Rollover Protective Structures; Overhead Protection

1926.1000-1926.1003 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 5-2006

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.1000 Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for material handling equipment W-1
1926.1001 Minimum performance criteria for rollover protective structures for designated scrapers, loaders, dozers, graders, and crawler tractors W-3
1926.1002 Protective frame (roll-over protective structures, known as ROPS) for wheel-type agricultural and industrial tractors used in construction W-13
1926.1003 Overhead protection for operators of agricultural and industrial tractors W-21
Appendix A to Subdivision W W-25

Subdivision X, Stairways and Ladders

1926.1050-1926.1060 and 437-003-0065 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 3-2015

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​  ​Page # 
1926.1050 Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subdivision X-1
1926.1051 General requirements X-4
1926.1052 Stairways X-5
1926.1053 Ladders X-8
437-003-0065 Extension ladders X-15
- 1926.1059
(Reserved) X-15
1926.1060 Training requirements X-16
Appendix A to Subdivision X, Ladders (non-mandatory guidelines) X-17

Subdivision Z, Toxic & Hazardous Substances

1926.1101-1926.1152 and 437-003-1000 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 4-2013

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​   ​Page #  
437-003-1000 Oregon Rules for Air Contaminants Z-1
1926.1101 Asbestos Z-27
437-003-1101 Asbestos Respiratory Protection Program Z-48
  Appendix A to 1926.1101 - OSHA Reference Method (Mandatory) Z-69
  Appendix B to 1926.1101 - Sampling and Analysis (Non-Mandatory) Z-73
  Appendix C to 1926.1101 - Reserved Z-90
  Appendix D to 1926.1101 - Medical Questionnaires (Mandatory) Z-91
  Appendix E to 1926.1101 - Interpretation and Classification of Chest Roentgenograms (Mandatory) Z-109
  Appendix F to 1926.1101 - Work Practices and Engineering Controls for Class I Asbestos Operations (Non Mandatory) Z-111
  Appendix G to 1926.1101 - Reserved Z-118
  Appendix H to 1926.1101 - Substance Technical Information for Asbestos (Non-Mandatory) Z-119
  Appendix I to 1926.1101 - Medical Surveillance Guidelines for Asbestos (Non-Mandatory) Z-123
  Appendix J to 1926.1101 - Smoking Cessation Program Information for Asbestos (Non-Mandatory) Z-127
  Appendix K to 1926.1101 - Polarized Light Microscopy of Asbestos (Non-Mandatory) Z-129
1926.1126 Chromium (VI) Z-153
1926.1127 Cadmium Z-165
  NOTE: The requirement applicable to construction work under these appendices are identical to those in Division 2, Subdivision Z, 1910.1027, Cadmium, Appendices A through F  
1926.1152 Methylene Chloride Z-195
  NOTE: The requirements to construction work under this section are identical to those in Division 2, Subdivision Z, 1910.1052, Methylene Chloriode  

Subdivision AA, (Reserved)

Subdivision BB, (Reserved)

Subdivision CC, Cranes and Derricks in Construction

1926.1400-1442 and 437-003-1423, 0081 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 3-2015

​​Rule number ​ ​Rule n​​ame​ ​  Page #  
1926.1400 Scope CC-1
1926.1401 Definitions CC-3
1926.1402 Ground Conditions CC-12
1926.1403 Assembly/disassembly – selection of manufacturer or employer procedures CC-13
1926.1404 Assembly/disassembly – general requirements (applies to all assembly and disassembly operations) CC-13
1926.1405 Disassembly - Additional Requirements for Dismantling of Booms and jibs (applies to both the use of manufacturer procedures and employer procedures) CC-18
1926.1406 Assembly/disassembly - employer procedures - general requirements CC-18
1926.1407 Power line safety (up to 350 kV) - assembly and disassembly CC-19
1926.1408 Power line safety (up to 350 kV) - equipment operations CC-21
1926.1409 Power line safety (over 350 kV) CC-25
1926.1410 Power line safety (all voltages) - equipment operations closer than the Table A zone CC-26
1926.1411 Power line safety - while traveling CC-29
1926.1412 Inspections CC-31
1926.1413 Wire rope - inspection CC-37
1926.1414 Wire rope - selection and installation criteria CC-42
1926.1415 Safety devices CC-44
1926.1416 Operational aids CC-45
1926.1417 Operation CC-49
1926.1418 Authority to stop operation CC-54
1926.1419 Signals - general requirements CC-54
1926.1420 Signals - radio, telephone or other electronic transmission of signals CC-56
1926.1421 Signals - voice signals - additional requirements CC-56
1926.1422 Signals - hand signal chart CC-56
1926.1423 Fall protection CC-57
437-003-1423 Fall Protection CC-58
1926.1424 Work area control CC-60
1926.1425 Keeping clear of the load CC-61
1926.1426 Free fall and controlled load lowering CC-62
437-003-0081 Crane Operator Safety Training Requirements CC-64
1926.1427 Operator qualification and certification CC-79
1926.1428 Signal person qualifications CC-86
1926.1429 Qualifications of maintenance & repair employees CC-87
1926.1430 Training CC-87
1926.1431 Hoisting personnel CC-89
1926.1432 Multiple-crane/derrick lifts - supplemental requirements CC-101
1926.1433 Design, construction and testing CC-102
1926.1434 Equipment modifications CC-107
1926.1435 Tower cranes CC-108
1926.1436 Derricks CC-115
1926.1437 Floating cranes/derricks and land cranes/derricks on barges CC-123
1926.1438 Overhead & gantry cranes CC-131
1926.1439 Dedicated pile drivers CC-132
1926.1440 Sideboom cranes CC-132
1926.1441 Equipment with a rated hoisting/lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or less CC-134
1926.1442 Severability CC-136
Appendix A to Subdivision CC - Standard Hand Signals CC-137
Appendix B to Subdivision CC - Assembly/Disassembly: Sample Procedures for Minimizing the Risk of Unintended Dangerous Boom Movement CC-139
Appendix C to Subdivision CC - Operator Certification: Written Examination: Technical Knowledge Criteria CC-141