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Exposures to 1,3-butadiene are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to 1,3-Butadiene.
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
|Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances||1910.1051, 1,3-Butadiene|
|1910.1051(k)(8), Medical surveillance|
Additional Letters of Interpretation
Note: The “Letters of interpretation” bullets above link to letters related to each OSHA standard. The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.
- OSHA-recognized chemicals as carcinogens or potential carcinogens for Hazard Communication purposes. (October 16, 2003). Tables Z-1, Z-2, and Z-3 are not intended to be lists of chemicals that OSHA recognizes as carcinogens or potential carcinogens for hazard communication purposes. Please be advised that 29 CFR 1910.1200(d)(5)(ii) requires that a mixture "shall be assumed to present a carcinogenic hazard if it contains a component in concentrations of 0.1 percent or greater which is considered to be a carcinogen under (d)(4) of this section".
- Exposure monitoring requirements under the coke oven emissions standard, 29 CFR 1910.1029(e)(1)(iii). (December 7, 1999). Companies must conduct exposure monitoring using the "worst-case" shift or use the representative-sampling procedure specified in the 1,3-butadiene Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1051(d)(1)(iv).
There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.