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Chemical Reactivity Hazards
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.
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
|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)
|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|
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.
- OSHA Response to Significant Events of Potentially Catastrophic Consequences. CPL 02-00-094 [CPL 2.94], (July 22, 1991). It is OSHA policy to respond as quickly as possible to significant events which may affect the health or safety of employees including chemical incidents. NOTE: Some original CPL and audit guidelines are not included in this document.
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.
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.