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| Standard Number:||1910.1200; 1910.1200(b); 1910.1200(b)(6)(vii); 1910.1200(b)(6)(ix); 1910.1200(d); 1910.1200(f); 1910.1200(g)|
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(vii) Any drug, as that term is defined in the Federal Food and Drug, and Cosmetic Act ... when it is in solid final from for direct administration to the patient (e.g., tablets or pills);However, based on the information provided in your letter, repackaging of hazardous bulk supplies would not meet these exemptions. In the case of packaging pills, the HCS exemption only applies to direct patient administration of the pill or tablet. The suppliers of a box containing thousands of pills would not qualify for this exemption. For hazardous bulk material being packaged into health care products, the hazardous chemical exposures resulting from the packaging operation would be different, predictably of a significantly greater magnitude, and therefore, not comparable to that experienced by a normal consumer. Repackaging of hazardous bulk materials would not qualify for the consumer product exemption.
(ix) Any consumer product or hazardous substance, as those terms are defined in the Consumer Product Safety Act ... where the employer can show that it is used in the workplace for the purpose intended by the chemical manufacturer or importer of the product, and the use results in a duration and frequency of exposure which is not greater than the range of exposures that could reasonably be experienced by consumers when used for the purpose intended;
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