Tuberculosis

Standards

Tuberculosis is addressed in specific OSHA standards for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses and general industry. This section highlights various OSHA standards and documents related to tuberculosis.

The General Duty Clause of the OSH Act (the law that created OSHA) requires employers to provide workers with a safe workplace that does not have any known hazards that cause or are likely to cause death or serious injury.

OSHA Standards
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (29 CFR 1904)
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (29 CFR 1904)
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1904 Subpart C

1904.11, Recording criteria for work-related tuberculosis cases. States that for any employee who has been occupationally exposed to anyone with a known case of active tuberculosis, and subsequently develops a tuberculosis infection, the employer must record the case.

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General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

1910.134, Respiratory Protection. Requirements include updating the facility's respirator program, complying with amended medical evaluation requirements, annual fit testing of respirators, and some training and recordkeeping provisions.

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1910 Subpart J - General Environmental Controls

1910.145, Specifications for accident prevention signs and tags.

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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 Directives

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