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Inorganic Arsenic

OSHA Training Requirements - Inorganic Arsenic

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1910.1018 – Inorganic Arsenic

(e)(5)(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 affected employees.

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

(j)(2)(vi) – The employer shall inform in writing any person who cleans or launders clothing required by this section, of the potentially harmful effects including the carcinogenic effects of exposure to inorganic arsenic.

(o)(1) – Training program.

(i) The employer shall train each employee who is subject to exposure to inorganic arsenic above the action level without regard to respirator use, or for whom there is the possibility of skin or eye irritation from inorganic arsenic, in accordance with the requirements of this section. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program.

(ii) The training program shall be provided by October 1, 1978, for employees covered by this provision, at the time of initial assignment for those subsequently covered by this provision, and at least annually for other covered employees thereafter; and the employer shall assure that each employee is informed of the following:

(A) – The information contained in Appendix A;

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

(C) – The purpose, proper use, and limitation of respirators;

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

(E) – The engineering controls and work practices associated with the employee’s job assignment; and

(F) – A review of this standard.

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

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

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

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