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Explosive and Blasting (Construction)
National Summary

To protect worker safety, OSHA has detailed requirements on the use of explosives and blasting agents in construction operations. First and foremost, only authorized and qualified personnel are allowed to handle explosives and blasting agents. Employers are also required to follow specific storage, marking, equipment, transportation and procedural requirements when conducting blasting operations.


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TypeTitleDateState
Directives 10/30/1978 - STD 3-19.1 - 29 CFR 1926.902(d) Proposed Modifications to Explosives and Blasting Agents and Surface Transportation of Explosives 07/08/2003National
Violations 2011 Violation Summary for Blasting - Construction  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.900 General provisions  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.901 Blaster qualifications  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.902 Surface transportation of explosives  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.903 Underground transportation of explosives  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.904 Storage of explosives and blasting agents  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.905 Loading of explosives or blasting agents  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.906 Initiation of explosive charges -- electric blasting  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.907 Use of safety fuse  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.908 Use of detonating cord  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.909 Firing the blast  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.910 Inspection after blasting  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.911 Misfires  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.912 Underwater blasting  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.913 Blasting in excavation work under compressed air  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.914 Definitions applicable to this subpart  National
Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; Blasting Operations and Use of Explosives Standard 05/30/2012National
Notices Blasting and the Use of Explosives; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork Requirements) 02/17/2012National
Notices Blasting and the Use of Explosives; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection Requirements 11/28/2005National
Interpretations Marking of vehicles transporting explosives.(1926.902(h)) 07/20/1992National
Interpretations Restrictions on drilling within 50 feet of a hole loaded with explosives.[1926.905; 1926.905(h); 1926.905(j); 1926.905(k)] 03/05/2010National
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