Reproductive Hazards

Standards

OSHA has standards specific to chemicals such as lead; 1, 2-Dibromo-3 Chloropropane; and ethylene oxide that are known to have an adverse effect on the reproductive system. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to reproductive hazards.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart G - Occupational Health and Environmental Control

1910.97, Nonionizing radiation. Describes the kinds of non-ionizing radiation, warning symbols used and formula for calculating radiation levels which should not be exceeded.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1000, Air contaminants. Identifies hazardous chemicals many of which are potential reproductive hazards.

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1910.1020, Access to employee exposure and medical records. OSHA requires the reporting of employee exposure to hazardous chemicals and allows access to these records by employees. OSHA Instruction: CPL 02-02-072. Rules of agency practice and procedure concerning OSHA access to employee medical records.

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1910.1025, Lead. Describes guidelines for hazard protection from lead exposure including reproductive hazards. See Appendix A for information related to substance data sheet for occupational exposure to lead. See Appendix B for information related to employee standard summary. See Appendix C for information related to medical surveillance guidelines.

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1910.1030, Bloodborne pathogens. Describes requirements for protection from exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

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1910.1044, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane. Describes exposure hazards to reproductive health and provides requirements for partial protection from these risks.

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1910.1047, Ethylene oxide. Provides requirements for safe handling of ethylene oxide which includes hazard protection for reproductive health. See Appendix A for information related to substance safety data sheet for ethylene oxide (Non-mandatory). See Appendix B for information related to substance technical guidelines for ethylene oxide (Non-mandatory). See Appendix C for information related to medical surveillance guidelines for ethylene oxide (Non-mandatory).

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1910.1096, Ionizing radiation. Describes types of ionizing radiation, warning symbols used, radiation levels which should not be exceeded and personal monitoring.

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1910.1200, Hazard Communication. In compliance with this standard, all personnel involved in any aspect of the handling of covered hazardous chemicals must receive information and training to appraise them of these hazards in the work area.

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State Standards

There are 28 OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

Additional Federal Register notices

Note: The notices in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Additional Letters of Interpretation

Note: The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Note

This topics page is not a standard or regulation and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to comply with safety and health standards and regulations promulgated by OSHA or by a state with an OSHA-approved state plan. In addition, the Act’s General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), requires employers to provide their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.