Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances

Standards

Chemical hazards and toxic substances are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to chemical hazards and toxic substances.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1000, Air contaminants.

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1910.1001, Asbestos.

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1910.1017, Vinyl chloride.

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1910.1018, Inorganic arsenic.

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1910.1020, Access to employee exposure and medical records.

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1910.1025, Lead.

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1910.1026, Chromium (VI).

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1910.1027, Cadmium.

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1910.1028, Benzene.

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1910.1029, Coke oven emissions.

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1910.1044, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane.

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1910.1045, Acrylonitrile.

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1910.1047, Ethylene oxide.

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1910.1048, Formaldehyde.

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1910.1050, Methylenedianiline.

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1910.1051, 1,3-Butadiene.

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1910.1052, Methylene Chloride.

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1910.1450, Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories.

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1915.1000, Air contaminants.

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1915.1001, Asbestos.

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1915.1026, Chromium (VI).

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1915.1002, Coal tar pitch volatiles; Interpretation of term. This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1017, Vinyl chloride. This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1018, Inorganic arsenic. This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1020, Access to employee exposure and medical records. This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1025, Lead This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1027, Cadmium This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1028, Benzene This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1044, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane. This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1045, Acrylonitrile. This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1047, Ethylene oxide. This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1048, Formaldehyde. This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1050, Methylenedianiline. This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1915.1052, Methylene Chloride. This shipyard employment standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1917 Subpart B - Marine Terminal Operations

1917.23, Hazardous atmospheres and substances (see also §1917.2 Hazardous cargo, material, substance or atmosphere).

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1917.24, Carbon monoxide.

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1917.25, Fumigants, pesticides, insecticides and hazardous preservatives (see also § 1917.2 Hazardous cargo, material, substance or atmosphere).

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1918 Subpart I

1918.93, Hazardous atmospheres and substances (See also §1918.2).

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Construction (29 CFR 1926)
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart D

1926.60, Methylenedianiline.

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1926.62, Lead.

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1926 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1926.1101, Asbestos.

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1926.1126, Chromium (VI).

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1926.1127, Cadmium.

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1926.1117, Vinyl chloride. This construction standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1926.1118, Inorganic arsenic. This construction standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1926.1128, Benzene. This construction standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1926.1144, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane. This construction standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1926.1145, Acrylonitrile. This construction standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1926.1147, Ethylene oxide. This construction standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1926.1148, Formaldehyde. This construction standard incorporates general industry standards.

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1926.1152, Methylene Chloride. This construction standard incorporates general industry standards.

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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.

Additional Letters of Interpretation

Note: The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.