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ANSI Codes Referenced by OSHA

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OSHA Best Practices Guide

Written by Steve Hudgik

Some ANSI codes are included as a part of OSHA standards by reference.  This is called incorporation by reference.  OSHA 1910.6 lists the codes issued by other federal agencies and by non-government organizations such as ANSI, which are incorporated in the OSHA standards by reference.

Any code that is incorporated by reference has the same force and effect as an OSHA standard and will be enforced by OSHA. However, only the mandatory provisions of codes incorporated by reference are required. This means only those provisions containing the word "shall" or other mandatory language are required by OSHA.

Some of the ANSI codes listed in OSHA 1910.6 may be older versions, or codes that are no longer published by ANSI. However, without regard to the date the code was issued, or whether the code was replaced by a more current version, the specific codes OSHA lists are the ones that apply.

The following is the OSHA list of ANSI codes incorporated by reference as of January 2013.

ANSI Codes For Signs and Labels

  • ANSI Z35.1-68 Specifications for Accident Prevention Signs
  • ANSI A13.1-56 Scheme for the Identification of Piping Systems

ANSI Codes For Lighting

  • ANSI A11.1-65 (R 70) Practice for Industrial Lighting
  • ANSI A11.1-65 Practice for Industrial Lighting

ANSI Codes For Piping

  • ANSI B31.1-55 Pressure Piping
  • ANSI B31.1-67 Power and Process Piping
  • ANSI B31.1a-63 Addenda to ANSI B31.1 (1955)
  • ANSI  Addenda B31.1 (1969) Code for Pressure Piping
  • ANSI B31.2-68 Fuel Gas Piping
  • ANSI B31.3-66 Petroleum Refinery Piping
  • ANSI B31.5-66 Addenda B31.5a (1968) Refrigeration Piping
  • ANSI H38.7-69 Specification for Aluminum Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube

ANSI Codes For Ladders

  • ANSI A14.1-68 Safety Code for Portable Wood Ladders, Supplemented by ANSI A14.1a-77
  • ANSI A14.2-56 Safety Code for Portable Metal Ladders, Supplemented by ANSI A14.2a-77
  • ANSI A14.3-56 Safety Code for Fixed Ladders

ANSI Codes For Elevators and Lifts

  • ANSI A17.1-65 Safety Code for Elevators, Dumbwaiters and Moving Walks, Including Supplements, A17.1a (1967); A17.1b (1968); A17.1c (1969); A17.1d (1970)
  • ANSI A17.2-60 Practice for the Inspection of Elevators, Including Supplements, A17.2a (1965), A17.2b (1967)
  • ANSI A90.1-69 Safety Standard for Manlifts
  • ANSI A92.2-69 Standard for Vehicle Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms
  • ANSI A120.1-70 Safety Code for Powered Platforms for Exterior Building Maintenance

ANSI Codes For Lifting Equipment

  • ANSI B30.2-43 (R 52) Safety Code for Cranes, Derricks, and Hoists
  • ANSI B30.2.0-67 Safety Code for Overhead and Gantry Cranes
  • ANSI B30.5-68 Safety Code for Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes
  • ANSI B30.6-69 Safety Code for Derricks

ANSI Codes For Powered Equipment & Tools

  • ANSI B56.1-69 Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks
  • ANSI B175.1-1991, Safety Requirements for Gasoline-Powered Chain Saws
  • ANSI C33.2-56 Safety Standard for Transformer-Type Arc Welding Machines
  • ANSI O1.1-54 (R 61) Safety Code for Woodworking Machinery

ANSI Codes For Electrical Safety

  • ANSI J6.4-71 Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Blankets
  • ANSI J6.6-71 Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Gloves

ANSI Codes For Specific Hazardous Materials

  • ANSI K61.1-60 Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia
  • ANSI K61.1-66 Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia

ANSI Codes For Instrumentation and Measurement Devices

  • ANSI S1.4-71 (R 76) Specification for Sound Level Meters
  • ANSI S1.11-71 (R 76) Specification for Octave, Half-Octave and Third-Octave Band Filter Sets
  • ANSI S3.6-69 Specifications for Audiometers
  • ANSI Z24.22-57 Method of Measurement of Real-Ear Attenuation of Ear Protectors at Threshold

ANSI Codes For Ventilation and Exhaust Systems

  • ANSI Z9.2-60 Fundamentals Governing the Design and Operation of Local Exhaust Systems
  • ANSI Z9.2-79 Fundamentals Governing the Design and Operation of Local Exhaust Systems
  • ANSI Z33.1-61 Installation of Blower and Exhaust Systems for Dust, Stock, and Vapor Removal or Conveying
  • ANSI Z33.1-66 Installation of Blower and Exhaust Systems for Dust, Stock, and Vapor Removal or Conveying

ANSI Codes For Radiation Hazards

  • ANSI Z54.1-63 Safety Standard for Non-Medical X-Ray and Sealed Gamma Ray Sources

ANSI Codes For PPE

  • ANSI Z41.1-67 Men's Safety Toe Footwear
  • ANSI Z41-91, Personal Protection-Protective Footwear
  • ANSI Z41-1999, American National Standard for Personal Protection -- Protective Footwear
  • ANSI Z41-1991, American National Standard for Personal Protection -- Protective Footwear
  • ANSI Z87.1-68 Practice of Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection
  • ANSI Z87.1-89, Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection
  • ANSI Z87.1-2003, American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection
  • ANSI Z87.1-1989 (R-1998), American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection
  • ANSI Z87.1-1989, American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection
  • ANSI Z88.2-1969, Practices for Respiratory Protection
  • ANSI Z89.1-2009, American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection, approved January 26, 2009
  • ANSI Z89.1-2003, American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection
  • ANSI Z89.1-1997, American National Standard for Personnel Protection--Protective Headwear for Industrial Workers--Requirements
  • ANSI Z41.1-1967 Men's Safety Toe Footwear
  • ANSI Z87.1-1968 Practice of Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection
  • ANSI Z89.1-1969 Safety Requirements for Industrial Head Protection
  • ANSI Z89.2-1971 Safety Requirements for Industrial Protective Helmets for Electrical Workers, Class B

Miscellaneous ANSI Codes

  • ANSI B7.1-70 Safety Code for the Use, Care and Protection of Abrasive Wheels
  • ANSI B15.1-53 (R 58) Safety Code for Mechanical Power Transmission Apparatus
  • ANSI B20.1-57 Safety Code for Conveyors, Cableways, and Related Equipment
  • ANSI B57.1-65 Compressed Gas Cylinder Valve Outlet and Inlet Connections
  • ANSI H23.1-70 Seamless Copper Water Tube Specification
  • ANSI K13.1-67 Identification of Gas Mask Canisters
  • ANSI Z4.1-68 Requirements for Sanitation in Places of Employment
  • ANSI Z9.1-51 Safety Code for Ventilation and Operation of Open Surface Tanks
  • ANSI Z9.1-71 Practices for Ventilation and Operation of Open-Surface Tanks
  • ANSI Z21.30-64 Requirements for Gas Appliances and Gas Piping Installations

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OSHA incorporates codes and standards from many organizations other than ANSI. Check the OSHA standards to ensure you have a complete understanding of what OSHA requires.

OSHA includes some ANSI codes by reference that have been updated. You may follow the updated code in those areas in which the updated code has more stringent requirements than the older code.

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