There are currently no specific OSHA standards for dry cleaning. However, due to most dry cleaning industries using perchloroethylene (PERC), exposures related to dry cleaning hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to the dry cleaning.
State Plan Standards
There are 29 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
Note: The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.
- The situations under which dry cleaning establishments would be covered by the bloodborne pathogens standard (February 27, 1996).
- Cleaning of police uniforms as specified by bloodborne pathogens standard (April 19, 1993).
- Preservation of Criminal Evidence and Acceptability of Dry Cleaning under 29 CFR 1910.1030 (January 26, 1993).
- Use of Air-Purifying Respirators In Dangerous Concentrations of Gases Or Vapors (January 10, 1990).
- Application of 1910.120 to the construction of a building where the ground water would be classified as hazardous waste (August 15, 1989).