The many workplace, environmental, and other regulations that apply to cotton gins that need to be addressed through programs to ensure compliance are discussed. Some of the regulations discussed in this chapter apply to all gins, whereas other regulations will apply to some gins, but not all. Most of the environmental and workplace legislation was passed by Congress in the 1970s. This has led to many workplace and environmental regulations promulgated pursuant to these laws. In the future there will be even more regulations and these regulations will continue to be more comprehensive and restrictive.