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Name: Occupational Exposure to Cadmium Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915 and 1926)
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards; Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1992-09-11
Entry into force:
Published on: Federal Register, 1992-09-14, Vol. 57, No. 178, pp. 42102-42463, ISSN: 0097-6326
ISN: USA-1992-R-31121
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=31121&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Federal Register, 1992-09-14, Vol. 57, No. 178, pp. 42102-42463, ISSN: 0097-6326
Abstract/Citation: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration hereby publishes a new standard for occupational exposure to cadmium, applicable to general industry and the agriculture and maritime sectors. A separate standard regulation exposure to cadmium in the construction industry was also developed because the differences in job duration, exposure and worksite conditions warrant unique treatment. The basis of this regulation is a determination by the Assistant Secretary that employees exposed to cadmium face significant risk to their health from lung cancer and serious kidney damages at the current permissible exposure limits and that promulgating this standard will substantially reduce that risk.
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