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Name: Occupational Exposure to Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite and Actinolite Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926)
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1986-06-17
Entry into force:
Published on: Federal Register, 1986-06-20, Vol. 51, No. 119, p. 22612
ISN: USA-1986-R-2725
Bibliography: Federal Register, 1986-06-20, Vol. 51, No. 119, p. 22612
Abstract/Citation: This new standard reduces the permissible exposure limit to 0.2 fibres per cubic centimeter of air, determined as an eight-hour time-weighted average airborne concentration. It applies to all workers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (LS 1970 - USA 1) who are exposed to asbestos, tremolite, anthophyllite and/or actinolite. Separate standards tailored to differing conditions have been issued for general industry (including the maritime sector) and for construction. Inter alia, the standard provides for methods of compliance, personal protective equipment, employee monitoring, medical surveillance, communication of hazards to employees and recordkeeping.
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