Alphabetic Index of Sampling and Analytical Methods - C

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.
Substance
CHLORINE DIOXIDE [ID-202] Fully Validated
CHLORINE DIOXIDE [ID-202] Backup
CHLORINE DIOXIDE [ID-126SGX] Partially Validated
CAPROLACTAM [PV2012] Partially Validated
CHLOROMETHYL METHYL ETHER [10] Fully Validated
CYCLOHEXYLAMINE [PV2016] Partially Validated
CYCLOHEXANONE [1] Fully Validated
CYCLOHEXANE [1022] Fully Validated
CHLORODIPHENYL, 54% CHLORINE (PCB) [PV2088] Partially Validated
COUMAPHOS (CO-RAL) [PV2134] Partially Validated
CYPERMETHRIN [PV2063] Partially Validated
CATECHOL [PV2014] Partially Validated
CYCLONITE (RDX) [PV2135] Partially Validated
CARBON DIOXIDE [ID-172] Fully Validated
CARBON DIOXIDE [ID-172] Backup
CRESOLS [32] Fully Validated
CAPTAN [PV2093] Partially Validated
CHROMIC ACID & CHROMATES [ID-215v.2] Fully Validated
CARBON BLACK [ID-196] Partially Validated
CARBOFURAN [PV2127] Partially Validated
CHRYSENE [58] Fully Validated
CHLORPYRIFOS [62] Fully Validated
CRUFOMATE [PV2015] Partially Validated
CARBONYL FLUORIDE [110] Fully Validated
CROTONALDEHYDE [81] Fully Validated
CYANOGEN [PV2104] Partially Validated
CYANOGEN CHLORIDE [PV2193] Partially Validated
CHLORODIPHENYL, 42% CHLORINE (PCB) [PV2089] Partially Validated
CHLORDANE [67] Fully Validated
CARBON MONOXIDE (and CO by COHb) [ID-210] Fully Validated
CARBON MONOXIDE (and CO by COHb) [ID-209] Fully Validated
CARBARYL [63] Fully Validated
CHLOROFORM (TRICHLOROMETHANE) [5] Fully Validated
CADMIUM [5003] Fully Validated
CADMIUM [1006] Fully Validated
CHROMIUM VI COMPOUNDS (HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM) [ID-215v.2] Fully Validated
COBALT METAL, DUST & FUME (as Co) [ID-125G] Fully Validated
COBALT METAL, DUST & FUME (as Co) [1006] Fully Validated
COPPER (as Cu) [ID-125G] Fully Validated
CHLOROPICRIN (NITROTRICHLOROMETHANE) [PV2103] Partially Validated
CHLORINE [ID-101] Fully Validated
CHLORINE [ID-101] Partially Validated
CHLORINE [ID-126SGX] Partially Validated
CHLORINE TRIFLUORIDE [110] Fully Validated
CUMENE [PV2137] Partially Validated
COKE OVEN EMISSIONS [58] Fully Validated
CYANIDES (as CN) [ID-120] Fully Validated
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL [ID-201SG] Partially Validated
COMMAND [PV2066] Partially Validated
CAPSAICIN [PV2177] Partially Validated
COPPER, FUME (as Cu) [1006] Fully Validated