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Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents
• Standard Number: 1926.1101

August 26, 1996

Mr. Edward M. Monaco, President
Karl R. Rohrer Associates, Inc
3810 Ridgewood Road
Akron, Ohio 44321-1698

Dear Mr. Monaco:

This is in response to your letter dated July 16, 1996, to William Q. Wiehrdt in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Chicago Regional Office requesting clarification of OSHA's Asbestos standard (29 CFR 1926.1101) for the construction industry. You requested that OSHA specify the class of asbestos work (Class I, II, III, or IV) to which the removal of asbestos-containing paint would belong.

The removal of asbestos-containing paint of ordinary film thickness is Class II asbestos work. The removal of thick-film, textured, asbestos-containing paint would be Class I work if the material resembles troweled or sprayed on surfacing material.

We appreciate the opportunity to clarify this matter for you. If you have further questions please contact my office at (202) 219-8036.


Ruth McCully, Director
Office of Health Compliance Assistance

Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents

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