Synthetic Mineral Fibers

Standards

Exposures to synthetic mineral fibers are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry and maritime. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related synthetic mineral fibers.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1000, Air contaminants. See Table Z-3 for information related to Mineral dusts. Contains permissible exposure limits (PELs) for "Inert or Nuisance Dust" (respirable fraction and total dust); these are currently the only PELs applicable to synthetic mineral fibers for general industry.

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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 Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1915.1000, Air contaminants.

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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.