- Publication Date:
- Publication Type:Proposed Rule
- Fed Register #:54:23991-8
- Standard Number:
- Title:Health Standards; Methods of Compliance
Abstract: OSHA proposes to modify the existing provisions for controlling employee exposures to toxic substances found in 1910.1000(e) and 1910. 134(a)(1). OSHA proposes to incorporate additional flexibility in its methods of compliance requirements by more explicitly setting forth the circumstances under which respiratory protection may be used in lieu of engineering controls. Notice is also given that certain modifications to the compliance requirements with respect to short-term exposures in the recently promulgated standards for benzene, formaldehyde, and ethylene oxide may result from this rulemaking.