- 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
- 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
Preambles to OSHA Standards
- 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
- Asbestos removal
- The use of “pipe cases” manufactured by Therm-Equip, Inc., in lieu of standard glove bags (1995, December 15), 1 page. This document states that the use of “pipe cases” complies with the asbestos standard for the removal of asbestos from high-temperature (up to 700 degrees F) pipes and ducts.
- High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters For Vacuum Cleaning Equipment (1990, September 6), 1 page. This document states that “cold” DOP aerosol is not acceptable for use in testing and certifying the efficiency of HEPA filters.
Sampling & analysis, and characteristics of asbestos-containing materials
- Sheetrock and joint compound (1997, April 28), 2 pages. This document states that OSHA regards sheetrock and joint compound as separate materials.
- OSHA Asbestos Standard (1996, March 4), 2 pages. This document answers several questions concerning the general industry asbestos standard.
- Exposure monitoring requirements (1993, August 19), 2 pages. Equivalent methods and samplers. This document states that the exposure monitoring requirements be evaluated using the OSHA Reference Method (ORM). If an alternative method to the ORM is used, certain criteria must be met.
- Reporting limits for Asbestos air concentrations (1991, August 28), 2 pages. This document discusses what limit to report for asbestos analysis.
- NIOSH 582 training requirements relating to asbestos analysis slides (1991, August 28), 2 pages. This document states that person preparing slides for asbestos analysis need not be 582 trained, but the person reading the slides is required to be trained.
- OSHA requires a minimum of 2 and at least 10% blanks be taken for all samples regardless of purpose (1990, May 4), 2 pages. This document states that whenever either of the major asbestos methods are used, blanks are required to be used.
- Recommended changes for asbestos sampling from SLCAL (1989, April 26), 2 pages. This document discusses the sampling differences between the 37 mm cassette and the 25 mm cassette.
Friction materials, including brakes
- The protection of employees working with automotive brakes (1995, December 11), 4 pages. This document addresses the control of asbestos fibers during the inspection process, during the use of aerosol products, and when asbestos fibers have contaminated the working surface of the repair or inspection area of the establishment.
- The use of solvent aerosol for controlling exposure to asbestos during automotive brake repair (1995, September 29), 2 pages. The required work practices for the use of solvent aerosol are discussed in this document.
- Asbestos in the car repair industry (1995, March 22), 3 pages. This document discusses OSHA’s revised Asbestos Standard as it pertains to asbestos in the car repair industry.
Building evaluation and use
- Questions concerning OSHA’s Asbestos Standard (1996, September 5), 2 pages. This document answers a variety of questions regarding the asbestos standard.
- Building and/or facility owner notification requirements (1996, February 21), 3 pages. This document discusses building and/or facility owner notification requirements in OSHA’s General Industry Asbestos Standard.
- The requirements of a building owner for conducting a survey, and the labeling of asbestos materials under the OSHA asbestos standard (1996, February 16), 1 page. The survey should be an evaluation of each building and the standard does not require that samples be taken during the survey, unless the owner is trying to demonstrate that no asbestos is present in the building.
- OSHA Asbestos Standard (1996, January 24), 6 pages. This document discusses clarification on three issues related to the asbestos standard: warning labels and signs, training for Class III workers, and when working at costumer locations.
- (OSHA) revised asbestos standard (1995, May 8), 4 pages. This document discusses three issues: the training required for a floor maintenance worker, the requirement to identify asbestos-containing floors, and the possible OSHA penalties for non-compliance.
- Smoking and occupational exposure to asbestos (1990, September 4), 3 pages. This document provides guidance concerning the intent of the new regulations on smoking and occupational exposure to asbestos.
- Asbestos Standard for Construction (1996, September 4), 2 pages. This document discusses when the Construction standard or the General standard applies during cleanup of asbestos.
- Newly revised asbestos standard as it pertains to roofing (1995, April 5), 4 pages. This document discusses concerns about the OSHA’s newly revised asbestos standard as it pertains to roofing.
- HAZWOPER and Asbestos standards apply to any emergency response to an uncontrolled hazardous substance release involving the presence of asbestos (1994, April 26), 2 pages. This document provides clarification on the use of direct reading instruments during the initial response phase to an emergency release of asbestos.
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.