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Chlorine, element No. 17 on the Periodic Table of Elements, is one of the most commonly manufactured chemicals in the United States. It is used as bleach in making paper and cloth, and is used to make pesticides, rubber, and solvents. It is also used in drinking water and swimming pools to kill harmful bacteria. Breathing chlorine gas is the most common type of exposure, which can cause severe irritation of the nose and throat, and life-threatening accumulation of fluid in the lungs.

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    • Eyewash and safety showers
      Explains requirements for eyewash stations and showers in workplaces where employees are exposed to substances that could injure their eyes, with guidance on hazard assessment and equipment selection.
      English  08/15/2023
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    • Rules with requirements
      We get many calls and emails from employers asking the same question. It begins: “Which of your rules have requirements for…” You can finish the sentence with words like “recordkeeping,” “employee training,” and “written documents.” To answer those questions, we’ve organized these rules requirements into a filterable, sortable, searchable table.
      English  05/10/2019

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