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• Publication Date: 06/20/1986
• Publication Type: Final Rules
• Fed Register #: 51:22612-790
• Standard Number: 1910.1001
• Title: Asbestos
• Abstract: Amendment of the Occupational Exposure to Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite standard (1910.1001). establishes a permissible exposure limit of 0.2 fiber per cubic centimeter of air (f/ cc), determined as an 8-hour time-weighted average airborne. Applies to all industries covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act including the construction and maritime industries and general industries. Separate standards and separate statement of reasons (Summary and Explanation sections) have been developed to apply to general industry (including maritime) and to construction because the differences in exposure and workplace conditions in general industry and construction worksites warrant separate treatment. The standards provide requirements for methods of compliance, personal protective equipment, employee monitoring, medical surveillance, communication of hazards to employees, regulated areas, housekeeping procedures and recordkeeping. The amended standards take effect July 21, 1986, except the following paragraphs which contain information collection requirements which are under review at the Office of Management and Budget: 29 CFR 1910.1001 (d)(2), (d)(3), (d)(5), (d)(7), (f)(2), (g)(3) (i), (j)(5), (l) and (m); 29 CFR 1926.58 (f)(2), (f)(3), (f)(6), (h)(3) (i), (k)(3), (k)(4), (m), and (n).

Abstract:

Amendment of the Occupational Exposure to Asbestos, Tremolite,
Anthophyllite, and Actinolite standard (1910.1001). establishes a
permissible exposure limit of 0.2 fiber per cubic centimeter of air
(f/ cc), determined as an 8-hour time-weighted average airborne.
Applies to all industries covered by the Occupational Safety and
Health Act including the construction and maritime industries and
general industries. Separate standards and separate statement of
reasons (Summary and Explanation sections) have been developed to
apply to general industry (including maritime) and to construction
because the differences in exposure and workplace conditions in
general industry and construction worksites warrant separate
treatment. The standards provide requirements for methods of
compliance, personal protective equipment, employee monitoring,
medical surveillance, communication of hazards to employees,
regulated areas, housekeeping procedures and recordkeeping. The
amended standards take effect July 21, 1986, except the following
paragraphs which contain information collection requirements which
are under review at the Office of Management and Budget: 29 CFR
1910.1001 (d)(2), (d)(3), (d)(5), (d)(7), (f)(2), (g)(3) (i),
(j)(5), (l) and (m); 29 CFR 1926.58 (f)(2), (f)(3), (f)(6), (h)(3)
(i), (k)(3), (k)(4), (m), and (n).

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