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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)

http://www.osha. gov/pls/oshaweb/ owadisp.show_ document? p_table=INTERPRE TATIONS&p_ id=24602

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)

Because the organic material in tobacco doesn't burn completely,
cigarette smoke contains more than 4,700 chemical compounds. Although
OSHA has no regulation that addresses tobacco smoke as a whole, 29 CFR
1910.1000 Air contaminants, limits employee exposure to several of the
main chemical components found in tobacco smoke. In normal situations,
exposures would not exceed these permissible exposure limits (PELs),
and, as a matter of prosecutorial discretion, OSHA will not apply the
General Duty Clause to ETS.

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