Asbestos

OSHA STANDARDS AS THEY APPLY TO ASBESTOS
Industry
  • 1910.1001, asbestos standard for industry
    • App A, OSHA Reference Method – Mandatory (air sampling & analysis)
    • App B, Detailed procedure for asbestos sampling and analysis – Non-Mandatory
    • App C, Qualitative and quantitative fit testing procedures – Mandatory [Removed]
    • App D, Medical questionnaires; Mandatory
    • App E, Interpretation and classification of chest roentgenograms – Mandatory
    • App F, Work practices and engineering controls for automotive brake and clutch inspection, disassembly, repair and assembly – Mandatory
    • App G, Substance technical information for asbestos – Non-Mandatory
    • App H, Medical surveillance guidelines for asbestos – Non-Mandatory
    • App I, Smoking Cessation Program Information For Asbestos – Non-Mandatory
    • App J, Polarized Light Microscopy of Asbestos – Non-Mandatory (Also see: Inorganic Method – Asbestos (Bulks); ID-191
Shipyard Employment
  • 1915.1001, asbestos standard for shipyard employment
    • App A, OSHA Reference Method – Mandatory (air sampling & analysis)
    • App B, Detailed Procedure for Asbestos Sampling and Analysis – Non-Mandatory
    • App C, Qualitative and Quantitative Fit Testing Procedures – Mandatory
    • App D, Medical Questionnaires; Mandatory
    • App E, Interpretation and Classification of Chest Roentgenograms – Mandatory
    • App F, Work Practices and Engineering Controls for Class I Asbestos Operations – Non-Mandatory
    • App G, [Reserved]
    • App H, Substance technical information for Asbestos – Non-Mandatory
    • App I, Medical surveillance guidelines for Asbestos – Non-Mandatory
    • App J, Smoking cessation program information for Asbestos – Non-Mandatory
    • App K, Polarized light microscopy of Asbestos – Non-Mandatory (Also see: Inorganic Method – Asbestos (Bulks); ID-191
    • App L, Work practices and engineering controls for automotive brake and clutch inspection, disassembly, repair and assembly – Mandatory
OSHA Directives
  • CPL 2-2.63 (REVISED) – Inspection Procedures for Occupational Exposure to Asbestos Final Rule 29 CFR Parts 1910.1001, 1926.1101, and 1915.1001. (1996, January 9). The appendices of this compliance directive include a summary of OSHA asbestos regulations (you must obtain a printed copy to view the helpful “Job Class Requirements” table), OSHA and EPA training requirements, questions and answers, and settlement agreements (roofing, flooring, etc.).

Review Commission and Administrative Law Judge Decisions

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) is an independent Federal agency created to decide contests of citations or penalties resulting from OSHA inspections of American work places. To locate decisions related to this topic, search for keywords at the OSHRC site.

Standard Interpretation and Compliance Letters
Sampling & analysis, and characteristics of asbestos-containing materials
Friction materials, including brakes
Building evaluation and use
Other topics
OSHA Compliance Assistance
  • Asbestos Standard for General Industry OSHA Publication 3095 (1995), 191 KB PDF, 34 pages. This informational booklet is intended to provide a generic, non-exhaustive overview of a particular standards-related topic. This publication does not itself alter or determine compliance responsibilities, which are set forth in OSHA standards themselves and the Occupations Safety and Health Act.

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