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Standards

Exposures to arsenic are addressed in specific standards for general industry, shipyard employment, and the construction industry. This section highlights OSHA standards, preambles to final rules (background to final rules), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and national consensus standards related to arsenic.

OSHA

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)

  • 1915 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances
    • 1915.1018, Inorganic arsenic. The requirements applicable to shipyard employment under this section are identical to those set forth by 29 CFR 1910.1018.

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

  • 1926 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances
    • 1926.1118, Inorganic arsenic. The requirements applicable to construction work under this section are identical to those set forth by 29 CFR 1910.1018.

Preambles to Final Rules

Directives

Letters of Interpretation

National Consensus

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

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