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Document ID (ISN)32882
CIS number 80-130
ISSN - Serial title 0097-6326 - Federal Register
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Title Occupational exposure to inorganic arsenic: Final standard.
Bibliographic information 5 May 1978, Part IV, Vol.43, No.88, p.19584-19630.
Abstract This permanent standard dated 26 Apr. 1978 (effective: 1 Aug. 1978) establishes a permissible exposure limit of 10µg/m3 averaged over an 8h period, with an "action level" of 5µg/m3 averaged over 8h, for inorganic arsenic and its compounds (calcium arsenate, lead arsenate). It contains provisions concerning: notification of use; exposure monitoring; regulated areas, demarcation and access; provision of respirators and respirator selection; employers' compliance programme; protective work clothing and equipment, hygiene facilities and practices; medical surveillance, examinations, tests, reports and record-keeping; warning signs and labels; worker information and training. Appendices: information sheet; physical and chemical properties; monitoring and measurement procedures; medical surveillance guidelines. The text of the standard is preceded by background and explanatory material.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; USA; limitation of exposure; toxic substances; arsenic and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; welfare facilities; arsenic; calcium arsenate; lead arsenate; information of personnel; hazard identification; medical supervision; exposure tests; directive; respirators
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Occupational exposure limits
Arsenic and compounds