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Chemical Reactivity Hazards

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Chemical reactivity hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to chemical reactivity hazards.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
Subpart H – Hazardous Materials 1910.106, Flammable liquids
1910.119, Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals
1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response.
Subpart L – Fire Protection 1910.156, Fire brigades
Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1910.1200, Hazard communication
1910.1450, Hazard communication
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
Related Information
Subpart D – Occupational Health and Environmental Controls 1926.59, Hazard communication
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.
1926.65, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
Additional Directives

Note: The "Directives" bullets above link to directives related to each OSHA standard. The directives 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 28 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.

Other Federal Standards

Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • 49 CFR 105-177, Subtitle B--Other Regulations Relating to Transportation

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • 40 CFR 68, Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions. Includes a list of regulated substances and thresholds, the petition process for adding or deleting substances to/from the list of regulated substances, the requirements for owners or operators of stationary sources concerning the prevention of accidental releases, and approved state accidental release prevention programs.
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