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Acrylonitrile (Vinyl Cyanide)

OSHA Training Requirements - Acrylonitrile (Vinyl Cyanide)

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1910.1045 – Acrylonitrile (Vinyl Cyanide)

(e)(5) – Employee notification.

(i) The employer must, within 15 working days after the receipt of the results of any monitoring performed under this section, notify each affected employee of these results either individually in writing or by posting the results in an appropriate location that is accessible to employees.

(ii) Whenever the results indicate that the representative employee exposure exceeds the permissible exposure limits, the employer shall include in the written notice a statement that the permissible exposure limits were exceeded and a description of the corrective action being taken to reduce exposure to or below the permissible exposure limits.

(h)(2)(i) – The employer must implement a respiratory protection program in accordance with § 1910.134(b) through (d) (except (d)(1)(iii), (d)(3)(iii)(b)(1), and (2)), and (f) through (m), which covers each employee required by this section to use a respirator.

(j)(2)(v) – The employer shall inform any person who launders or cleans protective clothing or equipment of the potentially harmful effects of exposure to AN.

(o)(1) – Training program.

(i) The employer shall train each employee exposed to AN above the action level, each employee whose exposures are maintained below the action level by engineering and work practice controls, and each employee subject to potential skin or eye contact with liquid AN in accordance with the requirements of this section. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program.

(ii) Training shall be provided at the time of initial assignment, or upon institution of the training program, and at least annually thereafter, and the employer shall assure that each employee is informed of the following:

(A) – The information contained in appendixes A and B;

(B) – The quantity, location, manner of use, release, or storage of AN, and the specific nature of operations which could result in exposure to AN, as well as any necessary protective steps;

(C) – The purpose, proper use, and limitations of respirators and protective clothing;

(D) – The purpose and a description of the medical surveillance program required by paragraph (n) of this section;

(E) – The emergency procedures developed, as required by paragraph (i) of this section;

(F) – Engineering and work practice controls, their function, and the employee’s relationship to these controls; and

(G) – A review of this standard.

(o)(2) – Access to training materials.

(i) The employer shall make a copy of this standard and its appendixes readily available to all affected employees.

(r)(1) – Employee observation. The employer shall provide affected employees, or their designated representatives, an opportunity to observe any monitoring of employee exposure to AN conducted pursuant to paragraph (e) of this section.

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