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Ethylene Oxide

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Standards

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

OSHA Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
Subpart B – Adoption and Extension of Established Federal Standards 1910.19, Special provisions for air contaminants
1910.19(h), Ethylene oxide
Subpart H – Hazardous Materials 1910.119, Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals
Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances  
1910.1047, Ethylene oxide
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Related Information
1915 Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1915.1047, Ethylene oxide. This standard is identical to 29 CFR 1910.1047.  
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
Related Information
Subpart D – Occupational Health and Environmental Controls 1926.64, Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals. For requirements as they pertain to construction work, follow the requirements in 29 CFR 1910.119.
Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1926.1147, Ethylene oxide. This standard is identical to 29 CFR 1910.1047.
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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