- Part Number:1990
- Part Number Title:Identification, Classification, and Regulation of Carcinogens
- Standard Number:
- Title:Model emergency temporary standard pursuant to section 6(c) of the Act
- GPO Source:
Occupational Exposure to _____;
Emergency Temporary Standard (insert section 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 (para. (e)(3)), medical surveillance (para. (n)), training (para, (o)), 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 a regulated area or any person entering such an area as a designated representative of employees 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, Education and Welfare, or designee. Emergency means any occurrence such as, but not limited to, equipment failure, rupture of containers, or failure of control equipment which may result in a 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.
Within (insert appropriate time period) of the effective date of this section, the employer shall (If skin exposure to ___does not create a risk of cancer, insert exposure level or criteria which will prevent other adverse health effects of skin exposure to ___if any. If skin exposure creates a risk of cancer, insert exposure level or criteria which represents the level of skin exposure to ____).
Determinations of airborne exposure levels shall be made from air samples that are representative of each employee's exposure to ___ over an eight (8) hour period. (Modify the time period as appropriate to be practical in the relevant industries yet reasonably representative of full shift exposures.) Monitoring of exposure levels required under this paragraph shall be made as follows: [insert method or alternative methods to be used to meet the requirements of this paragraph].
Additional monitoring. (Insert, if appropriate, provisions for monitoring, in addition to the requirements (if any) of paragraph (e)(3). This may include a production, process, control or personnel change which might result in new or additional exposure to _______,
or whenever the employer has any other reason to suspect a change which might result in new or additional exposures to ______.)
Employee exposures to ___ shall be controlled to or below the permissible exposure limits by any practicable combination of engineering controls, work practices and personal protective devices and equipment, during the effective period of this emergency temporary standard.
Note: Where engineering controls or work practices can reduce employee exposures to _____ it is recommended that they be implemented where practicable, even where they do not themselves reduce exposures to, or below the permissible exposure limits. Work practices which can be implemented by the employer to help reduce employee exposures to ___ include limiting access to work areas to authorized personnel, prohibiting smoking and consumption of food and beverages in work areas, and establishing good maintance and housekeeping practices, including the prompt clean-up of spills and repair of leaks.
Where respiratory protection is required under this section, the employer shall select and provide at no cost to the employee, the appropriate 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 ___.)
The employer shall select respirators from those approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health under the provisions of 30 CFR part 11.
Provision and use. Where employees are exposed to eye or skin contact with ___ (insert criteria which trigger this requirement as appropriate), the employer shall within (insert appropriate time period) of the effective date of this standard provide, at no cost to the employees, and assure that employees wear, appropriate protective clothing or other equipment in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.132 and 1910.133 to protect the area of the body which may come in contact with ___.
General. The employer shall assure that no waste material containing ___ is dispersed into the workplace, to the extent practicable.
The employer shall assure that all medical examinations and procedures are performed by or under the supervision of a licensed physician, and shall be provided without cost to the employee.
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 judgement).
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).
A copy of this emergency temporary standard and its appendices;
The physician's opinion as to whether the employee has any detected medical condition which would place the employee at an increased risk of material impairment of the employee's health from exposure to ___;
The information contained in the Appendices;
The employer may use labels or signs required by other statutes, regulations, or ordinances in addition to, or in combination with, signs and labels required by this paragraph.
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
The employer shall establish and maintain an accurate record for each employee subject to medical surveillance as required by paragraph (n) of this section.
The employer shall assure that this record be maintained for the effective period of this emergency temporary standard, and for any additional period required by the permanent standard.
Without interfering with the monitoring, observers shall be entitled to:
Appendices. The information contained in the appendices is not intended, 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 43406-43407, June 27, 1980, as amended at 46 FR 5882, Jan. 21, 1981]