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June 30, 1989

Mr. Mark Gindling
The Davies-Young Company
2700 Wagner Place
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043-3471

Dear Mr. Gindling:

This is in response to your letter of March 23, regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Instruction CPL 2-2.44A which requires a tuberculocidal disinfectant to be used to clean up body fluid spills. Please accept my apology for the delay in responding.

You specifically asked, "if it is the intention of OSHA to accept use of HIV-1 claimed disinfectants". In light of the recent clarification issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its labeling policy for antimicrobial pesticide products, OSHA will be amending the compliance directive to also allow the use of "HIV (AIDS virus)" labeled disinfectants to be used on environmental surfaces.

Should you require any additional information concerning this matter, you may want to directly contact our Regional Office located in Kansas City. The address and telephone number is:

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA 911 Walnut Street, Room 64106 Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Telephone: 816-426-5861

If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us again.

Sincerely,

Patricia K. Clark, Acting Director
Directorate of Compliance Programs

Archive Notice - OSHA Archive

NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.

Standard Interpretations - (Archived) Table of Contents

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