I am curious to receive your interpretation on the topic of personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements regarding laboratory work environme nt since the OSHA lab standard supersedes other OSHA health standards in 29 CF R 1910, subpart Z. Regarding PPE use in labs, do lab employees need to comply with both the OSHA PPE Standard and OSHA Lab Standard or only the OS HA Lab Standard?
The OSHA Lab Standard states…
Where this section applies, it shall supersede, for laboratories, the requirements of all other OSHA health standards in 29 CFR part 1910, subpart Z, except as follows:
For any OSHA health standard, only the requirement to limit employee exposure to the specific permissible exposure limit shall apply fo r laboratories, unless that particular standard states otherwise or unless th e conditions of paragraph (a)(2)(iii) of this section apply.
Prohibition of eye and skin contact where specified by any O SHA health standard shall be observed.
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