Air contaminants are particles, liquids, and gases in the air that can be harmful to your health if you breathe them in, swallow them, or get them on your skin.
Oregon OSHA requires employers to set exposure limits for many air contaminants; you’ll find them in three “Z tables” in Oregon Rules for Air Contaminants (437-002-0382). Table Z-1 includes all of the air contaminants that have Oregon OSHA exposure limits. Notes for some air contaminants in Table Z-1 refer you to Table Z-2, Table Z-3, or other Oregon OSHA requirements.
There are similar tables in Oregon OSHA’s construction rules and agriculture rules.
It's not just dust! What you should know about silicosis and crystalline silicaEnglish04/10/2015
Nail salons: How to be safe at workEnglish01/31/2008
Occupational safety for the death care industryEnglish09/23/2014
Nail salons: How to be safe at worktiệm Nail: Làm thế nào để được an toàn tại nơi làm việcVietnamese05/16/2008
Ventilation for indoor air qualityEnglish
Nail salon safety and health hazardsEnglish02/06/2008
Using sulfur dioxide to sanitize wine barrels and corksSulfur dioxide use when sanitizing wine barrels and corksEnglish05/19/2017
No items are currently available
Permissible Exposure Limits
Division 2, Subdivision Z, 437-002-0382, Oregon Rules for Air Contaminants
Division 3, Subdivision Z, Toxic & Hazardous Substances *
Division 4, Subdivision Z, Chemical/Toxins *
Word document versions may be available * on the Rules pages
Carbon Monoxide Gas Formation in Closed Dairy Equipment05/14/2015
Wood Preservatives Containing Chlorinated Phenols09/14/2000
Proposed Changes to Occupational Exposure to Beryllium in General Industry, Construction, and Maritime
Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to Silica and corrections to Air contaminants in Division 2 General Industry and Division 3 Construction Administrative Rules
Hazardous chemicals and substances