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Carcinogens are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, shipyard employment, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to carcinogens.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1910.1001, Asbestos
1910.1003, 13 Carcinogens (4-Nitrobiphenyl, etc.)
1910.1004, alpha-Naphthylamine
1910.1006, Methyl chloromethyl ether
1910.1007, 3,'-Dichlorobenzidine (and its salts)
1910.1008, bis-Chloromethyl ether
1910.1009, beta-Naphthylamine
1910.1010, Benzidine
1910.1011, 4-Aminodiphenyl
1910.1012, Ethyleneimine
1910.1013, beta-Propiolactone
1910.1014, 2-Acetylaminofluorene
1910.1015, 4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene
1910.1016, N-Nitrosodimethylamine
1910.1017, Vinyl chloride
1910.1018, Inorganic arsenic
1910.1025, Lead
1910.1026, Chromium (VI)
1910.1027, Cadmium
1910.1028, Benzene
1910.1029, Coke oven emissions
1910.1044, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane
1910.1045, Acrylonitrile
1910.1047, Ethylene oxide
1910.1048, Formaldehyde
1910.1050, Methylenedianiline
1910.1051, 1,3-Butadiene
1910.1052, Methylene chloride
1910.1053, Respirable crystalline silica
1910.1096, Ionizing radiation
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Related Information
1915 Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1915.1001, Asbestos
1915.1002, Coal tar pitch volatiles; Interpretation of term  
1915.1003, 13 Carcinogens (4-Nitrobiphenyl, etc.)
1915.1004, alpha-Naphthylamine  
1915.1006, Methyl chloromethyl ether  
1915.1007, 3,'-Dichlorobenzidine (and its salts)  
1915.1008, bis-Chloromethyl ether  
1915.1009, beta-Naphthylamine  
1915.1010, Benzidine  
1915.1011, 4-Aminodiphenyl  
1915.1012, Ethyleneimine  
1915.1013, beta-Propiolactone  
1915.1014, 2-Acetylaminofluorene  
1915.1015, 4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene  
1915.1016, N-Nitrosodimethylamine  
1915.1017, Vinyl chloride
1915.1018, Inorganic arsenic
1915.1025, Lead
1915.1026, Chromium (VI)
1915.1027, Cadmium
1915.1028, Benzene  
1915.1044, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane  
1915.1045, Acrylonitrile
1910.1047, Ethylene oxide  
1915.1048, Formaldehyde
1915.1050, Methylenedianiline  
1915.1052, Methylene chloride
1915.1053, Respirable crystalline silica
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
Related Information
Subpart D – Occupational Health and Environmental Controls 1926.60, Methylenedianiline
1926.62, Lead
Subpart Z – Occupational Health and Environmental Controls 1926.1101, Asbestos
1926.1102, Coal tar pitch volatiles; interpretation of term
1926.1103, 13 Carcinogens (4-Nitrobiphenyl, etc.)
1926.1104, alpha-Naphthylamine  
1926.1106, Methyl chloromethyl ether  
1926.1107, 3,'-Dichlorobenzidine (and its salts)  
1926.1108, bis-Chloromethyl ether  
1926.1109, beta-Naphthylamine  
1926.1110, Benzidine  
1926.1111, 4-Aminodiphenyl  
1926.1112, Ethyleneimine  
1926.1113, beta-Propiolactone  
1926.1114, 2-Acetylaminofluorene  
1926.1115, 4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene  
1926.1116, N-Nitrosodimethylamine  
1926.1117, Vinyl chloride
1926.1118, Inorganic arsenic
1926.1126, Chromium (VI)
1926.1127, Cadmium
1926.1128, Benzene  
1926.1129, Coke oven emissions
1926.1144, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane  
1926.1145, Acrylonitrile
1926.1147, Ethylene oxide
1926.1148, Formaldehyde
1926.1152, Methylene chloride
1926.1153, Respirable crystalline silica
Identification, Classification, and Regulation of Carcinogens (29 CFR 1990)
Related Information
1990.101, Scope  
1990.103, Definitions  
1990.106, Amendments to this policy  
1990.111, General statement of regulatory policy  
1990.112, Classification of potential carcinogens  
1990.143, General provisions for the use of human and animal data  
Additional Directives

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Additional Letters of Interpretation

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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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