OSHA Standards for Asbestos Exposure
Depending on the type of workplace, OSHA has three different standards to protect workers from asbestos exposure:
- 29 CFR 1910.1001 covers general industry. This includes manufacturing of products that contain asbestos, brake and clutch repair, and maintenance work.
- 29 CFR 1915.1001 applies to asbestos in shipyards. It covers construction, repair, maintenance, alteration, renovation, and demolition of asbestos-containing structures in shipyards.
- 29 CFR 1926 1101 covers the construction industry. It provides protection for workers engaged in construction, demolition, repair, maintenance, alteration, or renovation of structures containing asbestos.