Composites

Standards

There are currently no substance specific OSHA health standards for composites. However, employees' exposure to chemicals used in the manufacture of composites or generated as byproducts of the manufacturing processes, are covered under 29 CFR 1910, Subpart Z. This section highlights some of the general OSHA standards related to composites.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart G - Occupational Health and Environmental Control

1910.94, Ventilation.

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1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

1910.132, General requirements.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1200, Hazard Communication.

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

1926.57, Ventilation.

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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.