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| Standard Number:||1910.1096|
|OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov.|
1) Does this regulation apply to all businesses not specifically excluded now?;It is the opinion of the Georgia Radon Program that this regulation applies to all businesses where radon-222 or radon-220 concentrations are present in excess of the values cited. The implication is that employers must test the work place to determine if the definition of "airborne radioactivity area" applies. If it were to apply, then the employer should mitigate the radon concentration to below the stated levels to avoid the monitoring and record keeping required. Additionally, with mitigation the employer need not restrict access of the public to these areas as a defined "restricted area" would require.
2) Isit the intent of this regulation to apply the definition of "airborne radioactivity area" to areas with airborne NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactivity Material)?, and; 3) Is it the intent of the regulation to use inhalation values of the referenced 10 CFR 20 since that regulation has been revised?
Georgia Radon ProgramThank you for your consideration on this issue. If there are any questions, please contact me at (404) 894-6644.
DHR Environmental Health
878 Peachtree Street, NE - Room 100
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3917
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