Standards and Rules

These are links to all current OSHA standards for the different industries. Under the TOSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. TOSHA's mission is to assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. Employers must comply with all applicable TOSHA standards.

Adopted Federal Standards (see TDLWD Rules for exceptions)

         29 CFR 1910 General Industry

         29 CFR 1926 Construction

         29 CFR 1928 Agriculture

Rules of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development dealing with Occupational Safety and Health are contained in the “Rules” Department of Labor and Workforce Development Rules 0800-01-01 through 0800-01-11.

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1972, as amended can be found in the Tennessee Code Annotated TCA §§50-3-101 through 50-3-919.


Field Operation Manual            

This manual is intended to provide guidance regarding some of the internal operations of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) and is solely for the benefit of the Government of the State of Tennessee. View the manual.

To obtain a printed copy of Tennessee OSHA standards, regulations or other information, please call our statewide toll-free number at 800-249-8510.