General Information

OSHA Code Links & Book Sources

Federal Codes:

The (unabridged) PDF versions of the federal code (vs the HTML versions linked below), are one of the (inefficient) ways to get a detailed subject index of the (subpart) code sections.  You can use the web site to search for a subject, but this will (obviously) not help you during an exam.

If you print sections of the code to take with you to the exam, they will probably be confiscated unless specifically called out in the list of “Allowed” study materials in an OPEN BOOK exam.

CFR, Title 29, subpart 1904
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

CFR, Title 29, subpart 1910
Occupational and Safety Standards

CFR, Title 29, subpart 1926
Safety and Health Regulations for Construction

If you're taking an exam that does not use a third party testing company, or you’re applying for a license in a state that tells you to obtain Title 29, Part 1926 from the Government Printing Office (GPO), it may be very difficult to figure out which sub-sections of the OSHA code apply to your exam.

PSI Exams:

If you’re taking an exam administered by PSI, you will find that they publish their own version of the federal code sections that apply to construction titled as “29 CFR Part 1926 Selections 2013”.  The PSI bulletin says “latest available amendments”, however, the “current” PSI published version is (grossly) out-of-date and has many errors.

We have prepared an index to the PSI version of the OSHA code that is allowed in the exam.  Our index shows the errors and help you figure out which sections of the code you should study. We send this out to every customer that has purchased our OSHA sample questions and is available from this button:

Download OSHA Guide

In newer bulletin versions, PSI is recommending the MANCOMM book below as an alternate.  We recommend that you order the MANCOMM book which has the latest OSHA code.  Additionally, this book serves as a good job site reference to regulations.

MANCOMM 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations & Standards Millennium Edition

In the case of both books being listed in a bulletin (and we have a practice exam available), we will let you know which publication our questions are based at the bottom of web pages in the product description.

States with their own OSHA programs:

Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH)

California Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA)

Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA)

Nevada Division of Industrial Relations (DIR)

New Mexico Environmental Dept. Occupational Health & Safety Bureau

Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Division (Oregon OSHA)

Utah Occupational Safety & Health Division

Washington State Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH)

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

All Other States:

U.S. Department of Labor State Plan Links

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Updated:  6/17/24

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