OSHA standards require employers to be familiar with the regulations and protect workers on the job. Employers have to eliminate hazardous conditions and ensure that employees use personal protective equipment. The standard coverage extends to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all other territories under federal government jurisdiction.
OSHA 1926 standards for the construction industry include requirements concerning general health and safety provisions; hazards; personal protective equipment fire protection; and the handling of materials, tools and machinery. The standards also detail rules for record-keeping, incident reporting and risk management.