• Publication Date:
  • Publication Type:
    Proposed Rule
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  • Title:
    Exposure Monitoring, Generic Standard for
Notice is given that OSHA is undertaking, through rulemaking
procedures, an evaluation of the feasibility and usefulness of
adoption of a generic standard on exposure monitoring for employees
exposed to toxic substances. A generic standard is one that
addresses a health related issue rather than a substance. OSHA is
interested in determining if generic exposure monitoring
requirements could be used, for example, to simplify development of
future rules that where necessary, would contain exposure monitoring
provisions, or could be used to provide for exposure measurement of
employees who are not now entitled to such monitoring. Though OSHA
has adopted exposure limits for the several hundred substances
listed in the Z-tables, contained in 29 CFR 1910.1000, there is no
provision requiring that exposure monitoring be performed on
employees exposed in excess of those limits. Comments and
information must be received on or before December 27, 1988.