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Standards

This section highlights various OSHA standards and documents related to tuberculosis.

OSH Act of 1970
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General Duty Clause
OSHA Standards
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (29 CFR 1904)
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Subpart C – Recordkeeping Forms and Recording Criteria 1904.11, Recording criteria for work-related tuberculosis cases. States that for any employee who has been occupationally exposed to anyone with a known case of active tuberculosis, and subsequently develops a tuberculosis infection, the employer must record the case.
General Industry Standards (29 CFR 1910)
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Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment 1910.134, Respiratory protection. Requirements include updating the facility's respirator program, complying with amended medical evaluation requirements, annual fit testing of respirators, and some training and recordkeeping provisions.
Subpart J – General environmental controls 1910.145, Specifications for accident prevention signs and tags
Additional Federal Register notices

Note: The “Federal Register notices” bullets above link to Federal Register notices related to each OSHA standard. The Federal Register notices in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

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 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.

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