Coal Tar Pitch Volatiles

Standards

OSHA has not established a substance-specific standard for occupational exposure to coal tar pitch volatiles (CTPVs) however exposures are regulated under OSHA's air contaminants standard for general industry, maritime, and construction.

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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1910.1002, Coal tar pitch volatiles; interpretation of term.

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1910.1029, Coke oven emissions.

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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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1915.1002, Coal tar pitch volatiles; Interpretation of term.

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

1926.55, Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists.

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1926 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1926.1102, Coal tar pitch volatiles; interpretation of term. Requirements are identical to 29 CFR 1910.1002

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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

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