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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 16. Control of Hazardous Substances
Article 110. Regulated Carcinogens

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§5208. Asbestos, Appendix E

Interpretation and Classification of Chest Roentgenograms

Mandatory

(a) Chest roentgenograms shall be interpreted and classified in accordance with a professionally accepted classification system and recorded on an interpretation form following the format of the CDC/NIOSH (M) 2.8 form. As a minimum, the content within the bold lines of this form (items 1 through 4) shall be included. This form is not to be submitted to NIOSH.

(b) Roentgenograms shall be interpreted and classified only by a B-reader, a board eligible/certified radiologist, or an experienced physician with known expertise in pneumoconioses.

(c) All interpreters, whenever interpreting chest roentgenograms made under this section, shall have immediately available for reference a complete set of the ILO-U/C International Classification of Radiographs for Pneumoconioses, 1980.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New Appendix E to section 5208 filed 2-15-91; operative 2-15-91 pursuant to Government Code section 11346(d) (Register 91, No. 19).

2. Editorial correction of HISTORY 1. (Register 91, No. 45).

3. Amendment of appendix and Note filed 5-3-96; operative 7-3-96 (Register 96, No. 18).

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