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Requirements to protect workers from cadmium exposure are addressed in specific OSHA standards covering general industry, shipyard employment, construction and agriculture. This section highlights various OSHA standards and documents related to cadmium.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1910.1027 Cadmium. Applies to general industry worksites and worksites covered by 1910.16 (longshoring and marine terminals), unless specified otherwise.
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart Z – General Working Conditions 1915.1027, Cadmium. Applies to shipyard employment the standard requirements identical to those set forth in 29 CFR 1910.1027.
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
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Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1926.1127, Cadmium
Agriculture (29 CFR 1928)
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Subpart M – Occupational Health 1928.1027, Cadmium. Applies to agriculture worksites the standard requirements identical to those set forth in 29 CFR 1910.1027
State Standards

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.

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