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Subdivision A, General
1926.1-1926.6 and 437-003-0003 to 0007

Administrative Order 3-2019
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.1Purpose and scope A-1
437-003-0003Purpose A-1
437-003-0005Additional applicability A-1
437-003-0006General Oregon definitions A-1
1926.2Variances from safety and health standards A-2
1926.3Inspections - right of entry A-3
1926.4Rules of practice for administrative adjudications for enforcement of safety and health standards A-3
437-003-0007Additional rules of practice for administrative adjudications A-3
1926.6Incorporation by reference A-4

Subdivision B, General Interpretations

Administrative Order 8-1989
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.10Scope of subpart B-1
1926.11Coverage under section 103 of the act distinguished B-1
1926.12Reorganization plan no. 14 of 1950 B-2
1926.13Interpretation of statutory terms B-13
1926.14Federal contracts for 'mixed' types of performance B-14
1926.15Relationship to the service contract act; Walsh-Healy Public Contracts Act B-14
1926.16Rules of construction B-15

Subdivision C, General Safety and Health Provisions
1926.20-1926.34 and 437-003-0905 to 0920, 0011

Administrative Order 2-2013
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.20General safety and health provisions C-3
437-003-0905Flooring C-3
437-003-0910Temporary floors C-3
437-003-0915Shoring, bracing or guying of structures C-4
437-003-0920Project plans C-4
1926.21Safety training and education C-5
1926.22Recording and reporting of injuries (Reserved)C-6
1926.23First aid and medical attention C-6
1926.24Fire protection and prevention C-7
1926.25Housekeeping C-7
1926.26Illumination C-7
1926.27Sanitation C-8
1926.29Acceptable certifications C-8
1926.30Shipbuilding and ship repairing C-8
1926.32Definitions C-9
437-003-0011Additional definitions C-11
1926.33Access to employee exposure and medical records C-11
1926.34Means of egress C-11

NOTE: Subdivision CC follows Subdivision Z

Subdivision D, Occupational Health and Environmental Controls
1926.50-1926.65 and 437-003-0015 to 0035

Administrative Order 3-2019
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.50Medical services and first aid D-7
  Appendix A to 1926.50 - First aid kits (Non-mandatory) D-9
1926.51Sanitation D-11
437-003-0015Drinking water D-11
437-003-0020Toilets D-13
1926.52Occupational noise exposure D-14
437-003-0027Applicable rules D-14
1926.53Ionizing radiation D-14
1926.54Nonionizing radiation D-15
1926.55Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists D-16
1926.56Illumination D-16
1926.57Ventilation D-17
1926.58(Reserved) - Re designated as 1926.1101, Asbestos
1926.59Hazard communication
The requirements for construction work under this section are identical to those in Division 2, Subdivision Z 1910.1200, Hazard Communication
1926.60Methylenedianiline (MDA) D-60
437-003-3060Methylenedianiline Respiratory Protection Program D-69
 Appendix A - Substance data sheet for 4,4'-Methylenedianiline D-89
 Appendix B - Substance technical guidelines, MDA D-89
 Appendix C - Medical surveillance guidelines for MDA D-89
 Appendix D - Sampling and analytical methods for MDA monitoring and measurement procedures D-89
1926.61Retention of DOT markings, placards and labels D-91
1926.62Lead D-91
437-003-0062Lead Respiratory Protection Program D-100
 Appendix A - Substance data sheet for occupational exposure to lead D-121
 Appendix B - Employee standard summary D-127
  Appendix C - Medical surveillance guidelines D-143
1926.63Cadmium - Re designated as 1926.1127, Cadmium
1926.65Hazardous 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

Administrative Order 1-2016
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-003-0001Adoption by Reference E-1
437-003-0134Personal Protective Equipment E-3
1926.97Electrical protective equipment E-11
1926.103Respiratory protection E-21
1926.106Working over or near water E-21
1926.107Definitions applicable to this subdivision E-21

Subdivision F, Fire Protection and Prevention

Administrative Order 5-2012
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
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

Administrative Order 3-2019
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.200Accident prevention signs and tags G-1
437-003-0420Traffic control G-2
1926.201Signaling - REPEALED
1926.202Barricades - REPEALED
1926.203Definitions applicable to this subdivision - REPEALED

Subdivision H, Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal

Administrative Order 3-2019
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.250General requirements for storage H-1
1926.251Rigging equipment for material handling H-3
1926.252Disposal of waste materials H-21

Subdivision I, Tools - Hand and Power
1926.300-1926.305 and 437-003-0925

Administrative Order 3-2010
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.300General requirements I-3
1926.301Hand tools I-9
1926.302Power-operated hand tools I-9
437-003-0925Powder-actuated tools I-12
1926.303Abrasive wheels and tools I-13
1926.304Woodworking tools I-15
1926.305Jacks - lever and ratchet, screw, and hydraulic I-17

Subdivision J, Welding and Cutting

Administrative Order 6-2014 

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

Subdivision K, Electrical
1926.400-1926.449 and 437-003-0047, 0404

Administrative Order 2-2007
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.400-1926.401 General
1926.400 Introduction K-1
1926.401 (Reserved)
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)
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)
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)
1926.441-1926.448 Safety Requirements for Special Equipment
1926.441 Batteries and battery charging K-47
1926.442 - 1926.448 (Reserved)
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

Administrative Order 1-2011
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.450Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart L-1
1926.451General requirements L-9
1926.452Additional requirements applicable to specific types of scaffolds L-27
1926.453Aerial lifts L-39
437-003-0071Manually propelled elevating aerial platforms L-41
437-003-0073Boom supported elevating work platforms L-42
437-003-0074Scissor lifts - self-propelled elevating work platforms L-42
1926.454Training requirements L-43
Appendix Ato Subpart L - Non-Mandatory Scaffold specifications L-45
Appendix Bto Subpart L - Non-Mandatory Criteria for determining the feasibility of providing safe access and fall protection for scaffold erectors and dismantlers (Reserved)
Appendix Cto Subpart L - Non-Mandatory List of National Consensus Standards L-57
Appendix Dto Subpart L - Non-Mandatory List of training topics for scaffold erectors and dismantlers L-59
Appendix Eto Subpart L - Non-Mandatory Drawings and illustrations L-61

Subdivision M, Fall Protection
1926.500-1926.502 and 437-003-1500-1502, 0502, 0503, 2501-2502

Administrative Order 2-2016
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.500Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart M-3
437-003-1500Additional definitions M-4
437-003-1501Fall Protection M-11
437-003-2501Protection from falling objects M-12
1926.502Fall protection systems criteria and practices M-13
437-003-0502Personal fall restraint M-20
437-003-1502Warning line systems for roofing work M-22
437-003-2502Safety monitoring systems M-24
437-003-0503Training requirements M-27
Appendix Ato Subpart M - Determining Roof Widths: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 437-003-2502(2) M-29
Appendix Bto Subpart M - Guardrail Systems: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 1926.502(b) M-35
Appendix Cto Subpart M - Personal Fall Arrest Systems: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 1926.502(d) M-37
Appendix Dto Subpart M - Positioning Device Systems: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 1926.502(e) M-49

Subdivision N, Helicopters, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors

Administrative Order 1-2011
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
  NOTE: OAR 437-003-0081 Crane operator safety training requirements, is now located in Subdivision CC 
1926.550Reserved N-1
1926.551Helicopters N-1
1926.552Material hoists, personnel hoists, and elevators N-5
1926.553Base-mounted drum hoists N-10
1926.554Overhead hoists N-11
1926.555Conveyors N-12

Subdivision O, Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations
1926.600-1926.606 and 437-003-0085 to 0094, 3224-3226, 3600

Administrative Order 3-2019
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.600Equipment O-1
437-003-3600Equipment O-2
437-003-0085General requirements O-3
437-003-0090Pinchpoints O-3
437-003-3224Vehicle drivers and riders O-5
437-003-3225Vehicles for highway and road operation characteristics and maintenance O-7
437-003-3226Vehicles for use on property other than public roads and highways operation, characteristics and maintenance O-10
1926.602Material handling equipment O-13
437-003-0094Personnel platforms O-16
1926.603Pile driving equipment O-21
1926.604Site clearing O-23
1926.605Marine operations and equipment O-24
1926.606Definitions applicable to this subdivision O-26

Subdivision P, Excavations
1926.650-1926.652 and 437-003-0096

Administrative Order 4-2011
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.650Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subdivision P-1
1926.651Specific excavation requirements P-5
437-003-0096Underground installations P-5
1926.652Requirements 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

Administrative Order 1-2003
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.700Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart Q-3
437-003-0017Additional definitions to concrete and masonry construction Q-4
1926.701General requirements Q-5
1926.702Requirements for equipment and tools Q-5
1926.703Requirements for cast-in-place concrete Q-8
  Appendix to 1926.703(a)(1) - General requirements for formwork(Non-mandatory) Q-11
1911.704Requirements for precast concrete Q-13
1926.705Requirements for lift-slab construction operations Q-13
  Appendix to 1926.705 - Lift-slab operations (Non-mandatory) Q-17
1926.706Requirements for masonry construction Q-19
437-003-0706Protection of employees on or near masonry walls Q-19
Appendix Ato 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

Administrative Order 1-2011
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.750Scope R-1
1926.751Definitions R-3
437-003-0045Additional definitions R-3
1926.752Site layout, site-specific erection plan and construction sequence R-9
437-003-1752Written notifications R-9
437-003-0752Site-specific erection plan R-10
1926.753Hoisting and rigging R-11
437-003-0753Tag lines R-11
1926.754Structural steel assembly R-15
437-003-1754Roof and floor holes and openings R-16
1926.755Column anchorage R-18
1926.756Beams and columns R-19
1926.757Open web steel joists R-20
1926.758Systems-engineered metal buildings R-26
1926.759Falling object protection R-27
1926.760Fall protection R-27
1926.761Training R-29
437-003-0761Additional training requirements R-30
Appendix Ato Subpart R - Guidelines for Establishing the Components of a Site-specific Erection Plan: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 1926.752(e) R-31
Appendix Bto Subpart R - (Reserved) R-32
Appendix Cto Subpart R - Illustrations of Bridging Terminus Points: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 1926.757(a)(10) and 1926.757(c)(5) R-33
Appendix Dto Subpart R - Illustration of the Use of Control Lines to Demarcate Controlled Decking Zones (CDZs): Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 1926.760(c)(3) R-39
Appendix Eto Subpart R - Training: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with §1926.761 R-41
Appendix Fto Subpart R - Perimeter Columns: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with §1926.756(e) to protect the unprotected side or edge of a walking/ working surface R-41
Appendix Gto Subpart R - 1926.502(b) through (e) Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices R-43
Appendix Hto Subpart R - Double Connections: Illustration of a Clipped End Connection and a Staggered Connection: Non-mandatory guidelines for complying with 1926.756(c)(1) R-51

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

Administrative Order 3-2019
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.800Underground construction S-1
1926.801Caissons S-25
1926.802Cofferdams S-25
1926.803Compressed air S-27
1926.804Definitions applicable to this subdivision S-39
Appendix Ato Subpart S - Decompression tables S-41

Subdivision T, Demolition

Administrative Order 6-2013
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.850Preparatory operations T-1
1926.851Stairs, passageways, and ladders T-2
1926.852Chutes T-3
1926.853Removal of materials through floor openings T-3
1926.854Removal of walls, masonry sections, and chimneys T-4
1926.855Manual removal of floors T-5
1926.856Removal of walls, floors, and material with equipment T-5
1926.857Storage T-6
1926.858Removal of steel construction T-6
1926.859Mechanical demolition T-7
1926.860Selective demolition by explosives T-7

Subdivision U, Blasting and use of Explosives

Administrative Order 3-2000
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.900General provisions U-1
1926.901Blaster qualifications U-4
1926.902Surface transportation of explosives U-4
1926.903Underground transportation of explosives U-5
1926.904Storage of explosives and blasting agents U-7
1926.905Loading of explosives or blasting agents U-7
1926.906Initiation of explosive charges - electric blasting U-9
1926.907Use of safety fuse U-11
1926.908Use of detonating cord U-12
1926.909Firing the blast U-13
1926.910Inspection after blasting U-13
1926.911Misfires U-14
1926.912Underwater blasting U-15
1926.913Blasting in excavation work under compressed air U-16
1926.914Definitions 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

Administrative Order 3-2019
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.1000Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for material handling equipment W-1
1926.1001Minimum performance criteria for rollover protective structures for designated scrapers, loaders, dozers, graders, and crawler tractors W-3
1926.1002Protective frame (roll-over protective structures, known as ROPS) for wheel-type agricultural and industrial tractors used in construction W-13
1926.1003Overhead protection for operators of agricultural and industrial tractors W-21

Subdivision X, Stairways and Ladders
1926.1050-1926.1060 and 437-003-0065

Administrative Order 3-2015
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.1050Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subdivision X-7
1926.1051General requirements X-9
1926.1052Stairways X-10
1926.1053Ladders X-13
437-003-0065Extension ladders X-21
- 1926.1059
1926.1060Training requirements X-21
Appendix Ato Subdivision X, Ladders (non-mandatory guidelines) X-23

Subdivision Z, Toxic & Hazardous Substances
1926.1101-1926.1152 and 437-003-1000

Administrative Order 3-2019
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-003-1000Oregon Rules for Air Contaminants Z-1
1926.1101Asbestos Z-27
437-003-1101Asbestos 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
 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
 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
1926.1126Chromium (VI) Z-153
1926.1127Cadmium 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
1926.1152Methylene Chloride Z-195
 NOTE: The requirements to construction work under this section are identical to those in Division 2, Subdivision Z, 1910.1052, Methylene Chloride

Subdivision AA, (Reserved)

Subdivision BB, (Reserved)

Subdivision CC, Cranes and Derricks in Construction
1926.1400-1442 and 437-003-1423, 0081

Administrative Order 1-2019
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
1926.1400Scope CC-1
1926.1401Definitions CC-3
1926.1402Ground Conditions CC-12
1926.1403Assembly/disassembly – selection of manufacturer or employer procedures CC-13
1926.1404Assembly/disassembly – general requirements (applies to all assembly and disassembly operations) CC-13
1926.1405Disassembly - Additional Requirements for Dismantling of Booms and jibs (applies to both the use of manufacturer procedures and employer procedures) CC-18
1926.1406Assembly/disassembly - employer procedures - general requirements CC-18
1926.1407Power line safety (up to 350 kV) - assembly and disassembly CC-19
1926.1408Power line safety (up to 350 kV) - equipment operations CC-21
1926.1409Power line safety (over 350 kV) CC-25
1926.1410Power line safety (all voltages) - equipment operations closer than the Table A zone CC-26
1926.1411Power line safety - while traveling CC-29
1926.1412Inspections CC-31
1926.1413Wire rope - inspection CC-37
1926.1414Wire rope - selection and installation criteria CC-42
1926.1415Safety devices CC-44
1926.1416Operational aids CC-45
1926.1417Operation CC-49
1926.1418Authority to stop operation CC-54
1926.1419Signals - general requirements CC-54
1926.1420Signals - radio, telephone or other electronic transmission of signals CC-56
1926.1421Signals - voice signals - additional requirements CC-56
1926.1422Signals - hand signal chart CC-56
1926.1423Fall protection CC-57
437-003-1423Fall Protection CC-58
1926.1424Work area control CC-60
1926.1425Keeping clear of the load CC-61
1926.1426Free fall and controlled load lowering CC-62
1926.1427Operator qualification and certification CC-79
1926.1428Signal person qualifications CC-86
1926.1429Qualifications of maintenance & repair employees CC-87
1926.1430Training CC-87
1926.1431Hoisting personnel CC-89
1926.1432Multiple-crane/derrick lifts - supplemental requirements CC-101
1926.1433Design, construction and testing CC-102
1926.1434Equipment modifications CC-107
1926.1435Tower cranes CC-108
1926.1436Derricks CC-115
1926.1437Floating cranes/derricks and land cranes/derricks on barges CC-123
1926.1438Overhead & gantry cranes CC-131
1926.1439Dedicated pile drivers CC-132
1926.1440Sideboom cranes CC-132
1926.1441Equipment with a rated hoisting/lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or less CC-134
1926.1442Severability CC-136
Appendix Ato Subdivision CC - Standard Hand Signals CC-137
Appendix Bto Subdivision CC - Assembly/Disassembly: Sample Procedures for Minimizing the Risk of Unintended Dangerous Boom Movement CC-139
Appendix Cto Subdivision CC - Operator Certification: Written Examination: Technical Knowledge Criteria CC-141