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OSHA Standards

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.

Exposures to formaldehyde are addressed in specific standards for general industry, shipyard employment and the construction industry. This section highlights OSHA standards, preambles to final rules (background to final rules), directives (instructions for compliance officers), and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to formaldehyde.

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

  • 1910.1048, Formaldehyde
    • Appendix A, Substance technical guidelines for formalin
    • Appendix B, Sampling strategy and analytical methods for formaldehyde
    • Appendix C, Medical surveillance - Formaldehyde
    • Appendix D, Non-mandatory medical disease questionnaire
    • Appendix E, Qualitative and quantitative fit testing procedures

Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)

Construction (29 CFR 1926)

Preambles to Final Rules
Standard Interpretations
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