Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 18:12:28 -0500
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From: George Walton <g.c.walton**At_Symbol_Here**REACTIVES.COM>
Organization: Reactives Managment Corporation
Subject: Re: OSHA Regulations, New York
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This is submitted to provide a possible way to resolve the issue of working
with unknown or poorly characterized material.  Only paragraph headings with
a few brief notes are included.

29 CFR 1910 Subpart I -- Personal Protective Equipment
1910.132 General Requirements
	(a) Application:  the verb used is shall, as in mandatory

	(d) Hazard assessment and equipment: again, the verb used is shall.
This paragraph includes a note:  Non-mandatory Appendix B contains an
example of procedures that would comply with the requirements of a hazard
assessment.  (I read that as meaning an assessment must be done.  This is a
performance, not a specification, standard so the format of the required
assessment can vary.)

Appendix B to Subpart I of 1910: Non-mandatory Compliance Guidelines (my
note: again, the requirement is for the hazard assessment, the format of the
hazard assessment may vary)

1. Controlling hazards
2. Assessment and selection
3. Assessment guidelines
	a. Survey
		(d) chemical
	b. Sources
		(c) type of chemical exposure
	d. Analyze data: determine type of hazard; level of risk;
seriousness of potential injury
4. Selection guidelines
11. Selection guidelines for hand protection

My notes: I picked the citations that may be more appropriate.  Appendix B
is at the end of Subpart I (after 1910.139), not after Section 1910.132.

George Walton

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