OSHA Occupational Chemical Database

This chemical inventory is OSHA's premier one-stop shop for occupational chemical information. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. Information available on the pages includes:

  • Chemical identification and physical properties
  • Exposure limits
  • Sampling information, and
  • Additional resources.

OSHA Standards and Exposure Limits

Employers must comply with a number of standards where employees are potentially exposed to chemical hazards. These include OSHA's Permissible Exposure Limits PELs for about 400 substances, which can be found as follows:

  • General Industry: 29 CFR 1910.1000, Toxic and Hazardous Substances
    • Air contaminants and Z1, Z2, Z3 tables
    • 29 CFR 1910.1001 - 29 CFR 1910.1018
    • 29 CFR 1910.1025- 29 CFR 1910.1053
  • Construction: 29 CFR 1926.1101, Toxic and Hazardous Substances
    • 29 CFR 1926.1101 – 29 CFR 1926.1153
  • Maritime: 29 CFR 1915.1000, Toxic and Hazardous Substances
    • Substance-specific standards

OSHA's PELs are included in the "Exposure Limits" table for individual chemicals in the database. In addition, OSHA has separate substance-specific standards, which can be found in the "Notes" section of the "Exposure Limits" table.

Other OSHA standards that generally apply to hazardous substances include the Hazard Communication standard (1910.1200) and the Respiratory Protection standard (1910.134). Employers may also need to provide personal protective clothing (1910.132) where there is a potential hazard from skin contact with chemicals, or eye and face protection to guard against chemical splashes (1910.133).

 

The results below may be sorted by the chemical name, CAS # or analyte code by clicking on the column heading.
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OSHA Chemical Data Table
Chemical Name CAS # Analyte code (IMIS #) Synonyms
8006-64-2; 9005-90-7
  • 2540

gumspirits; gum turpentine; spirits of turpentine; steam distilled turpentine; sulfate wood turpentine; turps; wood turpentine

7440-61-1

uranium metal: uranium I. Synonyms of other insoluble uranium compounds vary depending upon the specific compound.

7440-61-1

Synonyms vary depending upon the specific soluble uranium compound.

1314-62-1
  • 2571
  • 2571 (fume); request analyte codes 9135 & 2571
  • 2570 (resp dust); request analyte codes 9130 & 2570

vanadium pentoxide fume, divanadium pentoxide fume, vanadic anhydride fume, vanadium oxide fume, vanadium pentoxide dust; other synonyms vary depending on the specific vanadium compound

68956-68-3
  • V127 (total); request using analyte code 9135
  • V126 (resp); request using analyte code 9130

salad oil; vegetable mist; viscoleo oil

VINYL ACETATE 108-05-4
  • 2572

acetic acid, vinyl ester; acetic acid, ethenyl ester; 1-acetoxyethylene; ethenyl acetate; ethenyl ethanoate; VAC; vinyl acetate monomer; vinyl ethanoate ethenyl acetate

VINYL BROMIDE 593-60-2
  • 2577

bromoethene; bromoethylene; monobromoethylene

75-01-4
  • 2580

chloroethene; chloroethylene; ethylene monochloride; monochloroethene; monochloroethylene; VC; vinyl chloride monomer (VCM)

VINYL CYCLOHEXENE DIOXIDE 106-87-6
  • 2581

1-epoxyethyl-3,4-epoxy-cyclohexane; 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide; 4-vinyl-1-cyclohexene dioxide; 7-oxabicyclo(4.1.0) heptane, 3-(epoxyethyl)-; 1,2-epoxy-4-(epoxyethyl)cyclohexane; 1-epoxyethyl-3,4-epoxycyclohexane; vinyl cyclohexene diepoxide

VINYL FLUORIDE 75-02-5

fluoroethene; fluoroethylene; monofluoroethylene; vinyl fluoride monomer; vinyl fluoride, inhibited

25013-15-4
  • 2582

methylstyrene; tolyethylene; ortho, meta & para-vinyltoluene (mixed isomers)

VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE 75-35-4
  • 2583

1,1-DCE; 1,1-eichloroethene; 1,1-eichloroethylene; VDC; vinylidene chloride monomer; vinylidene chloride, inhibited; vinylidene dichloride

VINYLIDENE FLUORIDE 75-38-7

difluoro-1,1-ethylene; 1,1-difluoroethene; 1,1-difluoroethylene; Halocarbon 1132A; VDF; vinylidene difluoride

VM&P NAPHTHA varies
  • V109

ligroin; petroleum ether; petroleum spirit; refined solvent naphtha; varnish makers' & painters' naphtha

81-81-2
  • 2586

3-(α-Acetonyl)-benzyl-4-hydroxycoumarin; 4-hydroxy-3-(3-oxo-1-phenyl butyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one; WARF

NO CAS
  • W103 (All hard and soft woods, except Western Red Cedar), W102 (Western Red Cedar)

beech; birch; mahogany; maple; oak; sapele; walnut - hardwoods, redwood; teak - softwoods; western red cedar

NO CAS
  • 9210

hard wood dust

NO CAS
  • 9211

soft wood dust

1330-20-7
  • 2590
  • 2590

1,2(3 or 4)-dimethylbenzene; ortho(meta or para)-xylene; o(m or p)-xylol

1300-73-8
  • 2600

2,4-dimethylaniline; 2,4-dimethylaminobenzene; aminodimethylbenzene; 2,4-xylidine; 2,5-xylidine; (there are 6 isomers for xylidine)

7440-65-5
  • 2602

yttrium metal

7646-85-7
  • 2611; request using analyte code 2611 or 2587

zinc dichloride fume

1314-13-2
  • 2610
  • 2610
  • Z102 (total) [request analyte codes 9135 & Z102], Z103 (resp); [request analyte codes 9130 & Z103]

zinc peroxide

557-05-1
  • 2616 (total); request using analyte code 9135
  • Z104 (resp); request using analyte code 9130

dibasic zinc stearate; zinc salt of stearic acid; zinc distearate

ZINEB 12122-67-7
  • R242

ethylene bis(dithiocarbamate)]zinc; Micide; Aaphytora; Aspor; Bercema; Blizene, Carbadine; Cineb; Dithane Z; Dithiamina; ENT 14; Novozin; Lonacol; Parzate C; Phytox; Tanazon; Zidan; Zebtox; Metiram

7440-67-7
  • 2620

zirconium metal: zirconium. Synonyms of other zirconium compounds vary depending upon the specific compound.

1344-28-1
  • 0160 (total); request using analyte code 9135
  • A201 (resp); request using analyte code 9130

aluminum oxide; alumina; aluminum trioxide [Note: α-Alumina is the main component of technical grade alumina. Corundum is natural Al₂O₃. Emery is an impure crystalline variety of Al₂O₃.]

532-27-4
  • 0618

chloromethyl phenyl ketone; mace; phenacylchloride; phenyl chloromethyl ketone; tear gas

98-83-9
  • 1782

benzoic trichloride

134-32-7
  • 1815

1-aminonaphthalene; 1-naphthylamine

α-PINENE 80-56-8
  • P127

bicyclo[3.1.1.]hept-2-ene,2,6,6-trimethyl; 2-pinene; acitene A; 2,6,6-trimethylbicyclo[3.1.1.]-hept-2-ene

126-99-8
  • 0680

2-chloro-1,3-butadiene; chlorobutadiene; chloroprene

91-59-8
  • 1815

2-aminonaphthalene; 2-naphthylamine

β-PINENE 127-91-3
  • P148

pseudopinene; nopinene

57-57-8

BPL; hydroacrylic acid, β-lactone; 3-hydroxy-β-lactone; 3-hydroxy-propionic acid; β-lactone; 2-oxetanone; 3-propiolacetone