- Part Number:1990
- Part Number Title:Identification, Classification, and Regulation of Carcinogens
- Standard Number:
- Title:Model standard pursuant to section 6(b) of the Act.
- GPO Source:
Occupational Exposure to_____________Permanent Standard (insertsection number of standard)
"_____" means (definition of the substance, group of substances, or combination of substances, to be regulated).
"Action level" means an airborne concentration of _____ of (insert appropriate level of exposure).
NOTE: Where appropriate, consider an action level as a limitation on requirements for periodic monitoring (paragraph (e)(3)), medical surveillance (paragraph (n)), training (paragraph (o)), labels (paragraph (p)(3)), and other provisions. "Assistant Secretary" means the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, or designee. "Authorized person" means any person specifically authorized by the employer whose duties require the person to enter regulated areas or any person entering such an area as a designated representative of employees for the purpose of exercising the opportunity to observe monitoring procedures under paragraph (r) of this section. "Director" means the Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Health, and Health Services, or designee. "Emergency" means in any occurrence such as, but not limited to, equipment failure, rupture of containers, or failure of control equipment which may result in a massive release of _____ which is (insert appropriate quantitative or qualitative level of release which constitutes an emergency). "OSHA Area Office" means the Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration having jurisdiction over the geographic area where the affected workplace is located.
Time weighted average limit (TWA). Within (insert appropriate time period) of the effective date of this section, the employer shall assure that no employee is exposed to an airborne concentration of _____ in excess of: (insert appropriate exposure limit or when it is determined by the Secretary that there are available suitable substitutes for uses or classes of uses that are less hazardous to humans, the proposal shall permit no occupational exposure) as an eight (8)-hour-time-weighted average.
(Where the Secretary finds that suitable substitutes for _____ may exist, the determination of the _____ level shall include consideration of the availability, practicability, relative degree of hazard, and economic consequences of the substitutes.)
Where respiratory protection is required under this section, the employer shall select and provide at no cost to the employee, the appropriate type of respirator from Table 1 below and shall assure that the employee wears the respirator provided.
TABLE 1. - RESPIRATORY PROTECTION FOR_____
(The table will contain a listing of the appropriate type of respirator for various conditions of exposure to _____).
Hygiene facilities and practices. Where employees are exposed to airborne concentrations of _____ in excess of the permissible exposure limits specified in paragraph (c)(1), or where employees are required to wear protective clothing or equipment pursuant to paragraph (j) of this section, or where otherwise found to be appropriate, the following facilities shall be provided by the employer for the use of those employees and the employer shall assure that the employees use the facilities provided.
[Specify appropriate hygiene facilities and practices such as]:
A physical examination which shall include: (insert specific tests, procedures, etc., pertinent to the health hazards posed by _____.) Where appropriate, provide that the examining physician shall conduct such additional examinations and tests as are needed according to his professional judgment).
NOTE: Where appropriate, require or permit different medical protocols, or different frequencies of medical examinations, for separate sub-populations of employees covered under paragraph (n)(1).
The training program shall be provided at the time of initial assignment, or upon institution of the training program, and at least (insert appropriate time period) thereafter, and the employer shall assure that each employee is informed of the following:
NOTE: Specify, as appropriate, some or all of the following information, or any other appropriate information. Where appropriate, require training programs with different contents, or different frequencies, for separate subpopulations of the employees specified in paragraph (o)(1).
The employer shall post signs to clearly indicate all workplaces. (Specify as appropriate the description of the area to be signposted such as "where employees are exposed to _____," or "where exposures exceed the PEL," or "which are regulated areas"). The signs shall bear the following legend:
DANGER _________ (insert appropriate trade or common names) CANCER HAZARD AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY
Where airborne concentrations of _____ exceed the permissible exposure limits, the signs shall bear the additional legend: "Respirator Required" or "Respirator may be Required" as appropriate.
The employer shall assure that the precautionary labels required by this paragraph are readily visible and legible. The labels shall bear the following legend:
DANGER CONTAINS _____ CANCER HAZARD NOTE: Utilize the clause "POTENTIAL CANCER HAZARD" if it is appropriate to include a signs and labels provision for a Category II potential carcinogen.
The employer shall also comply with any additional requirements involving transfer of records set forth in 29 CFR 1910.20(h).
NOTE: Include other recordkeeping requirements if appropriate.
Appendices. The information contained in the appendices is not intended, by itself, to create any additional obligations not otherwise imposed or to detract from any existing obligation. (In normal circumstances three appendices will be included in each standard, an "Appendix A - Substance Safety Data Sheet," an "Appendix B - Substance Technical Guidelines," and an "Appendix C - Medical Surveillance Guidelines." Insert additional appendices or delete any of the suggested appendices as appropriate.)
[45 FR 5282, Jan. 22, 1980; 45 FR 43405-43406, June 27, 1980, as amended at 46 FR 5881, Jan. 21, 1981]