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OSHA Standards

This section highlights OSHA standards and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to chemical hazards and toxic substances.

General Industry
29 CFR 1910

Shipyard Employment
29 CFR 1915

Shipyard Employment standards that incorporate General Industry standards

Marine Terminals
29 CFR 1917

  • 1917.23, Hazardous atmospheres and substances
  • 1917.24, Carbon monoxide.
  • 1917.25, Fumigants, pesticides, insecticides and hazardous preservatives (see also 1917.2 Hazardous cargo, material, substance or atmosphere).

Longshoring
29 CFR 1918

  • 1918.93, Hazardous atmospheres and substances

Construction Industry
29 CFR 1926

Construction standards that incorporate General Industry 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.

Additional Requirements
  • 1910.1020, Access to employee exposure and medical records
  • 1910.1450, Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories
Letters of Interpretation
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