3.1 OSHA regulations

All general and machine-specific safety standards for machines are included in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1910, Subpart 0. The following list shows a few examples. Supplementary information can be found at www.osha.gov.

Extract from the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1910, Subpart 0

Document number Title and content
OSHA 1910.211 Definition
OSHA 1910.212 General requirements for all machines
OSHA 1910.213 Woodworking machinery requirements
OSHA 1910.214 Cooperage machinery requirements
OSHA 1910.215 Abrasive wheel machinery requirements
OSHA 1910.216 Mills and calendars in the rubber and plastics industries
OSHA 1910.217 Mechanical presses
1910.217(b)(7) Revolution Clutch Controls
1910.217(b)(14) Brake System Monitoring
1910.217(c) Safeguarding the Point of Operation
1910.217(c)(3) Point of Operation Devices
1910.217(c)(3)(iii) Presence Sensing Devices
1910.217(c)(3)(5) Additional Requirements for Safeguarding
1910.217(e) Inspection, Maintenance and Modification of Presses
1910.217(5)(c) Operation of Power Presses
OSHA 1910.218 Forging machines
OSHA 1910.219 Mechanical power-transmission apparatus


There is no uniform federal legislature in the USA that regulates the responsibility of the manufacturer or supplier. Each federal US state, however, is required by OSHA, 1970, Section 18 to develop its own occupational health and safety program. OSHA provides additional information on each of these programs on the www.osha.gov or www.osha-slc.gov websites.