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| Standard Number:||1910.1047(h)(2)|
"Alerting employees." Where there is the possibility of employee exposure to EtO due to an emergency, means shall be developed to alert potentially affected employees of such occurrences promptly. Affected employees shall be immediately evacuated from the area in the event that an emergency occurs.Note that the provision does not specify that an ethylene oxide alarm system with sensors must be used for alerting employees about an exposure hazard posed by an ethylene oxide emergency. It simply requires that a means be used that alerts them promptly. As stated in the preamble to the ethylene oxide standard, the performance language of 29 CFR 1910.1047(h)(2) gives employers the flexibility to choose any effective method of alerting employees, including communications systems, voice communication, or a bell or other alarm. (See Federal Register / Vol. 49, No. 122 / June 22, 1984, page 25783.)
|Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents|
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