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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Chemical Name CAS # Analyte code (IMIS #) Synonyms
4-VINYL CYCLOHEXENE 100-40-3
 

vinylcyclohexene

N-VALERALDEHYDE 110-62-3
  • V108

amyl aldehyde; pentanal; valeral; valeraldehyde; valeric aldehyde

N-VINYL-2-PYRROLIDONE 88-12-0; 9003-39-8 (homopolymer)
  • V107

1-ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone; vinylpyrrolidinone; 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone; vinylbutyrolactam

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