Here’s another article in our OSHA Basics series.
In this one, we’re going to explain what OSHA’s Special Industry Regulations are and let you know where you can find them.
Read on to learn more.
The “Special Industry Standards in OSHA’s 1910 Subpart R
OSHA has what are known as horizontal standards and vertical standards.
A horizontal standard is one that applies to employers in many different industries. For example, OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard is a horizontal standard.
On the other hand, a vertical standard is one that applies to employers within a specific industry. The Special Industries regulations in OSHA’s 1910 Subpart R are examples of vertical standards because they apply to employers in the specific industries listed in Subpart R.
Although OSHA’s construction industry standards (1926) are not in the 1910 Subpart R section, they are another example of a vertical standard.
Industries Covered by the 1910 Subpart R Standards
The special industries covered in Subpart R are:
- Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills (1910.261)
- Textiles (1910.262)
- Bakery equipment (1910.263)
- Laundry machinery and operations (1910.264)
- Sawmills (1910.265)
- Logging operations (1910.266)
- Telecommunications (1910.268)
- Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution (1910.269)
- Grain-handling facilities (1910.272)
Click any link above to read the OSHA special industry regulation for those industries.
Conclusion: The Special Industry Standards in OSHA’s 1910 Subpart R
If you found this “OSHA Basics” article on the 1910 special industry standards found in Subpart R informative, you may also want to check out some of the following articles:
- OSHA Basics: Letters of Interpretation
- OSHA Basics: OSHA Directives
- OSHA Basics: 29 CFR, Parts, Subparts, Sections, and the Paragraph Numbering System
- OSHA Basics: OSHA’s Vertical and Horizontal Standards
- OSHA Basics: Incorporation by Reference (IBR)
- OSHA Basics: The OSHA Field Operations Manual
- OSHA Basics: The General Duty Clause-5.(a)(1)
- OSHA Basics: Part 1910 and Part 1926
- OSHA Basics: What Is an OSHA Competent Person?
- OSHA Basics: The OSHA Poster
- OSHA Basics: OSHA Penalties
- This three-article series on OSHA General Industry Compliance Requirements
- This three-article series on OSHA Inspections
- This four-article series on OSHA Recordkeeping
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