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| Standard Number:||1910.1001; 1910.1001(j)(2)(i) ; 1926.51; 1926.51(f)(1); 1926.1101; 1926.1101(j)(1) ; 1926.1101(j)(1)(i)(B)|
|This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation only of the requirements discussed and may not be applicable to any situation not delineated within the original correspondence.|
(1) Remove asbestos contamination from their worksuits in the equipment room using a HEPA vacuum before proceeding to a shower that is not adjacent to the work area; orAnother compliance question is whether employees may proceed to a break area without showering, as long as they shower at the end of the work shift. As a matter of enforcement policy, OSHA will not cite an employer for not requiring employees leaving regulated areas to shower as long as the employer makes sure that these employees perform the following measures for interim decontamination:
(2) Remove their contaminated worksuits in the equipment room, then don clean worksuits, and proceed to a shower that is not adjacent to the work area.
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