Waste Anesthetic Gases

Standards

OSHA standards do not specifically address waste anesthetic gases. This section highlights documents related to waste anesthetic gases.

OSHA Standards
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.

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.

National Consensus Standards

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

  • Z79.11, Anesthetic Equipment-Scavenging Systems for Excess Anesthetic Gases