• Part Number:
    1915
  • Part Number Title:
    Occup. Safety and Health Standards for Shipyard Employment
  • Subpart:
    1915 Subpart Z
  • Subpart Title:
    Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Interpretation and Classification of Chest Roentgenograms - Mandatory
  • GPO Source:

(a) Chest roentgenograms shall be interpreted and classified in accordance with a professionally accepted classification system and recorded on an interpretation form following the format of the CDD/NIOSH (M) 2.8 form. As a minimum, the content within the bold lines of this form (items 1 through 4) shall be included. This form is not to be submitted to NIOSH.

(b) Roentgenograms shall be interpreted and classified only by a B-reader, a board eligible/certified radiologist, or an experienced physician with known expertise in pneumoconioses.

(c) All interpreters, whenever interpreting chest roentgenograms made under this section, shall have immediately available for reference a complete set of the ILO-U/C International Classification of Radiographs for Pneumoconioses, 1980.

[58 FR 35553, July 1, 1993; 59 FR 40964, Aug. 10, 1994; 60 FR 33972, June 29, 1995]