Botulism

Standards

There are currently no specific OSHA standards for botulism and emergency response activities as a result of a bioterrorist attack. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to botulism.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart H - Hazardous Materials

1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response. The emergency response requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(q) apply to hazardous substance releases.

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1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

1910.132, General requirements.

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1910 Subpart J - General Environmental Controls

1910.141, Sanitation. See paragraph (h) for information related to food handling.

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1910.142, Temporary labor camps. See paragraph (i) for information related to construction and operation of kitchens, dining hall, and feeding facilities.

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Construction (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart D

1926.51, Sanitation. See paragraph (d) for information related to food handling.

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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.