Metalworking Fluids

Standards

Metalworking fluids (MWFs) hazards are addressed in specific standards for general industry, maritime, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to MWFs.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1000, Air contaminants.

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1910.1000 TABLE Z-1, TABLE Z-1 Limits for Air Contaminants. Oil Mist, mineral: 5 mg/m³ Particulates not otherwise regulated, total dust: 15 mg/m³ Particulates not otherwise regulated (PNOR), respirable fraction: 5 mg/m³    

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1915.1000, Air contaminants. Oil Mist, mineral: 5 mg/m³ Particulates not otherwise regulated (PNOR), total dust organic and inorganic: 15 mg/m³

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Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart D

1926.55, Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists. See Appendix A for information related to Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists. Oil Mist, mineral: 5 mg/m³ Particulates not otherwise regulated (PNOR), total dust organic and inorganic: 15 mg/m³

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State Standards

There are 28 OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

Additional Federal Register notices

Note: The notices in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.


Additional Letters of Interpretation

Note: The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.