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Standards

OSHA has not established a substance-specific standard for occupational exposure to coal tar pitch volatiles (CTPVs) however exposures are regulated under OSHA's air contaminants standard for general industry, shipyard employment and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to coal tar pitch volatiles.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1910.1000, Air contaminants
1910.1002, Coal tar pitch volatiles; interpretation of term
1910.1029, Coke oven emissions
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Related Information
1915 Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1915.1000, Air contaminants. (See the coal tar pitch volatiles entry in Table Z-Shipyards.)
1915.1002, Coal tar pitch volatiles; interpretation of term. Requirements are identical to 29 CFR 1910.1002  
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
Related Information
Subpart W – Rollover Protective Structures; Overhead Protection 1926.1002, Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists
1926.1102, Coal tar pitch volatiles; interpretation of term. Requirements are identical to 29 CFR 1910.1002
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.

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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