Flavorings-Related Lung Disease

Standards

There are currently no specific OSHA standards for occupational exposure to butter-flavoring, diacetyl, or 2,3-pentanedione. However, OSHA standards regulating all workplaces offer protection to workers exposed to these substances.

This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to occupational exposure to butter-flavoring or the chemical diacetyl.

Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to "furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees". Section 5(a)(2) requires employers to "comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act".

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

1910.132, General requirements.

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1910.133, Eye and face protection.

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1910.134, Respiratory Protection.

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1910.138, Hand Protection.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1000, Air contaminants.

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1910.1000 TABLE Z-1, TABLE Z-1 Limits for Air Contaminants.

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1910.1200, Hazard Communication.

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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.