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This topic covers OSHA’s regulations for the use of explosives and blasting agents in general industry. There are separate standards for construction.

OSHA’s explosives regulations include requirements for the construction of magazines and the transportation, use, handling, and storage of explosives. In addition, motor vehicles transporting explosives must be in the care of a trained driver or attendant.

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