What is subpart Z?

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What is subpart Z?

Subpart Z provides requirements relating to employee exposures to air contaminants and the following health hazards: asbestos, coal tar pitch volatiles, 13 carcinogens (e.g., 4-Nitrobiphenyl, alpha-Naphthylamine, chloromethyl ether, 3,3′-Dichlorobenzidine (and its salts), bis-Chloromethyl ether, beta-Naphthylamine.

Does OSHA cover toxic substances?

OSHA sets enforceable permissible exposure limits (PELs) to protect workers against the health effects of exposure to hazardous substances, including limits on the airborne concentrations of hazardous chemicals in the air. Also, there are many substances for which OSHA does not have workplace exposure limits.

What are the OSHA safety standards?

OSHA standards are rules that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards. There are four groups of OSHA standards: General Industry, Construction, Maritime, and Agriculture. (General Industry is the set that applies to the largest number of workers and worksites).

What is 29 CFR 1910 A?

To assist the employer in identifying which General Industry Standards apply to them, questions regarding the subparts and subsequent standards are provided to help the employer identify which are applicable to them.

What is considered a hazardous chemical by OSHA?

A hazardous chemical, as defined by the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), is any chemical which can cause a physical or a health hazard. OSHA has recommended, and continues to do so, that if a chemical is not covered by the rule, manufacturers provide a statement to that effect on the MSDS.

What are the five elements of safety?

The five elements of Safety Policy and Objectives are:

  • Management Commitment and Responsibility;
  • Safety Accountabilities;
  • Appointment of Key Safety Personnel;
  • Coordination of Emergency Response Planning; and.
  • SMS Documentation.

What does 29 CFR stand for?

the Code of Federal Regulations
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. CFR Title 29 – Labor is one of fifty titles comprising the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), containing the principal set of rules and regulations issued by federal agencies regarding labor.

What are the 29 CFR parts?


  • Subpart A – General (§§ 1910.1 – 1910.9)
  • Subpart B – Adoption and Extension of Established Federal Standards (§§ 1910.11 – 1910.19)
  • Subpart C [Reserved]
  • Subpart D – Walking-Working Surfaces (§§ 1910.21 – 1910.30)

How can I tell if a chemical is hazardous?

To identify if a substance is hazardous, check the product’s container label and/or the SDS which is available from the supplier. If a product is not classified as a hazardous chemical under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, a SDS is not required and therefore may not be available.

What is the exposure limit in 1910.1000?

4 Varies with compound. 5 See Table Z-2 for the exposure limit for any operations or sectors where the exposure limit in §1910.1026 is stayed or is otherwise not in effect. 6 If the exposure limit in §1910.1026 is stayed or is otherwise not in effect, the exposure limit is a ceiling of 0.1 mg/m 3.

What was OSHA Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in 1910?

1910.1450 – Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. Scope and application . This section shall apply to all employers engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals as defined below.

What are the toxic and hazardous substances in CFR?

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS Subpart Z. Toxic and Hazardous Substances 29 CFR Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances CFR prevnext § 1910.1000 Air contaminants. § 1910.1001 Asbestos. § 1910.1002 Coal tar pitch volatiles; interpretation of term. § 1910.1003 13 Carcinogens (4-Nitrobiphenyl, etc.).

Who is exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace?

Employee means an individual employed in a laboratory workplace who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the course of his or her assignments. Hazardous chemical means any chemical which is classified as health hazard or simple asphyxiant in accordance with the Hazard Communication Standard (§1910.1200).