Solvents

Standards

Exposures to solvents are addressed in specific OSHA standards for the general industry, maritime, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related solvents.

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

1910.94, Ventilation.

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1910 Subpart H - Hazardous Materials

1910.107, Spray finishing using flammable and combustible materials.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1000, Air contaminants.

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1910.1000 TABLE Z-1, TABLE Z-1 Limits for Air Contaminants.

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1910.1200, Hazard Communication.

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart C - Surface Preparation and Preservation

1915.32, Toxic cleaning solvents.

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1915.35, Painting.

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1915 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1915.1000, Air contaminants.

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Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart D

1926.55, Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists. See Appendix A for information related to Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists.

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1926.57, Ventilation.

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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 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.