Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:05:16 -0400
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From: "Wawzyniecki Jr, Stefan" <stefan.w**At_Symbol_Here**UCONN.EDU>
Subject: Re: Histology Lab Covered by OSHA Lab Standard
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At our in stitution, the Histology lab meets the definition and scope under 1910.1450

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-Stefan Wawzyniecki, CIH


191.1450  Occupational exposure to hazardo us chemicals in

laboratori es.

(a) Scope and applicat ion.  (1)  This section shall apply to all

employers engaged in the laboratory use of haza rdous chemicals as

defi ned below.

(2) Where the s ection applies it shall supersede, for laboratories,

the requirements of all other OSHA health stand ards in 29 CFR

part 1910, subpart Z, except as follows:

(i) For any OSHA health standard, only the requirement to limit < /o:p>

employee exposure to the specif ic permissible exposure limit shall

apply for laboratories, unless that particular standard states

otherwise or unless the co nditions of paragraph (a)(2)(iii) of this

section apply.

< span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F 497D'>(ii) Prohibition of eye and skin contact where specified by any

OSHA health standard shall be observed.

(iii) Where the action level (or in the absence of action level, the

permissible exposure limit) is routinely exceed ed for an OSHA

regulated substance with exposure monitoring and medical

surveillance requirements, paragraphs (d0 and (g)(1)( ii) of this

section shall apply.

(3) This section s hall not apply to:

(i) Use s of hazardous chemicals which do not meet the

definition of laboratory use, and in such cases, the employer shall

comply wit h the relevant standard in 29 CFR part 1910, subpart 2, < /p>

even if such occurs in a laboratory.

(ii) Laboratory uses of hazardous chemicals which provide no

potential for employee exposure.  Examples of such conditions

might include:

(A) Procedures using chemically-impregnat ed test media such

as D ip-and-Read tests where a reagent strip is dipped into the

specimen to be tested and the results are interpreted by comparing

the color chart supplied by the manufacturer of the test strip; and

(B) Commercially prepared kits s uch as those used in

perf orming pregnancy tests in which all of the reagents needed to

conduct the test are contained in the ki

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I a m currently working with a histology laboratory on their safety procedures. I am looking for other opinions on whether the OSHA Laboratory Standard ap plies to a histology laboratory?

Th anks,


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Craig Calvert, PhD, NRCC-CHO
Senior Scientist
Fuss & O'Neill EnviroScience, LLC | 146 Hartford Road | Manchester, CT 06040
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