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employee exposure to corrosive exhaust gases, including
hydrogen chloride. Gases such as hydrogen
chloride can be irritating and corrosive to the eyes, skin, and
mucous membranes. Exposure to high concentrations can
cause laryngitis, bronchitis, and pulmonary edema.
- Identify exhaust gas hazards and perform appropriate exposure
- Identify and evaluate all potential exposure scenarios, for example:
startup, operations, maintenance, cleaning, emergencies, and so forth.
- 29 CFR 1910.1000
Z-1 contains permissible exposure limits for various substances.
- Provide appropriate ventilation to reduce gas concentration levels in the air.
- Provide PPE [29 CFR 1910
Subpart I] as appropriate to prevent contact with exhaust gases.
- Use respiratory protection [29 CFR 1910.134] when necessary to further reduce exposure and protect employees.
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