U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Feb 02, 2023

§ 50-204.2 - General safety and health standards.

(a) Every contractor shall protect the safety and health of his employees by complying with the standards described in the subparagraphs of this paragraph whenever a standard deals with an occupational safety or health subject or issue involved in the performance of the contract.

(1) U.S. Department of Labor - Title 29 CFR -

Part 1501 - Safety and Health Regulations for Ship Repairing. Part 1502 - Safety and Health Regulations for Shipbuilding. Part 1503 - Safety and Health Regulations for Shipbreaking. Part 1504 - Safety and Health Regulations for Longshoring. Part 1910 - Subpart C through Subpart S (national consensus standards).

(2) U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Mines.

(i) In Chapter I of Title 30, Code of Federal Regulations, the standards requiring safe and healthful working conditions or surroundings in:

Subchapter B - Respiratory Protective Apparatus; Tests for Permissibility; Fees. Subchapter C - Explosives and Related Articles; Tests for Permissibility and Suitability. Subchapter D - Electrical Equipment, Lamps, Methane Detectors; Tests for Permissibility; Fees. Subchapter O - Coal Mine Health and Safety.

(ii) In Chapter II of Title 30 the standards requiring safe and healthful working conditions or surroundings in:

Part 211 - Coal-Mining Operating and Safety Regulations. Part 216 - Operating and Safety Regulations Governing the Mining of Coal in Alaska. Part 221 - Oil and Gas Operating Regulations. Part 231 - Operating and Safety Regulations Governing the Mining of Potash; Oil Shale, Sodium, and Phosphate; Sulphur; and Gold, Silver, or Quicksilver; and Other Nonmetallic Minerals, Including Silica Sand.

(3) U.S. Department of Transportation: 49 CFR parts 171-179 and 14 CFR part 103 Hazardous material regulation - Transportation of compressed gases.

(4) U.S. Department of Agriculture Respiratory Devices for Protection against Certain Pesticides - ARS-33-76-2.

(b) Information concerning the applicability of the standards prescribed in paragraph (a) of this section may be obtained from the following offices:

(1) Office of the Bureau of Labor Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, Railway Labor Building, Washington, DC 20210.

(2) The regional and field offices of the Bureau of Labor Standards which are listed in the U.S. Government Organization Manual, 1970-71 edition at p. 324.

(c) In applying the safety and health standards referred to in paragraph (a) of this section the Secretary may add to, strengthen or otherwise modify any standards whenever he considers that the standards do not adequately protect the safety and health of employees as required by the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act.

[34 FR 7946, May 20, 1969, as amended at 36 FR 9868, May 29, 1971]