- Safety and Health Topics
- Wood Dust
This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rulers, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to wood dust.
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910 Subpart I, Personal protective equipment [related topic page]
- 1910 Subpart S, Electrical [related topic page]
- 1910.307, Hazardous (classified) locations
- 1910 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances [related topic page]
Federal Registers Notices
- Hazard Communication. Final Rules 59:6126-6184, (February 9, 1994). Includes a number of minor changes and technical amendments to further clarify the requirements, and thereby help ensure full compliance and achieve protection for employees, it also contains a section on wood dust.
- Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (Reissued). CPL 03-00-008, (March 11, 2008). Contains policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces that create or handle combustible dusts.
Letters of Interpretation
- Clarification of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard with regards to the carcinogenicity of wood dust. (October 11, 1995).
- OSHA's hazard communication requirements for the wood products you sell. (December 5, 1994).
- Wood dust sampling. (April 22, 1993).
- Regulating employee exposure to wood dust. (June 6, 1989).
- Coverage of wood dust under the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
- Response to request for new PEL for wood dusts. (June 12, 1985).