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CIS 80-420
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Occupational exposure to acrylonitrile (vinyl cyanide) - Final standard.
This final standard, dated 22 Sep. 1978 (effective 2 Nov. 1978) sets the permissible limit of occupational exposure to acrylonitrile at 2ppm for an 8-h time-weighted average (TWA), with a ceiling level of 10ppm for any 15min period during an 8-h day, and an "action level" of 1ppm as an 8-h TWA. Definitions are followed by provisions concerning: reporting of emergencies; exposure monitoring; regulated areas; compliance; respiratory protection; protective clothing; housekeeping; hygiene facilities and practices; initial and periodic medical examinations; employee information and training; warning signs and labels; record keeping. Appended: safety data (health hazards, first aid, safe use, handling and storage) and technical guidelines sheet (physical and chemical data; fire, explosion and reactivity data; spill and leak elimination, waste disposal), medical surveillance guidelines, and sampling and analytical methods. The text of the standard is preceded by background and explanatory material.
Federal Register, 3 Oct. 1978, Vol.43, No.192, p.45762-45819.