DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
GUIDANCE ON FEASIBILITY OF ENGINEERING CONTROLS FOR THE REINFORCED PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Issue Date: 1/15/91
AUTHORITY: Title 8 California Code of Regulations §5155.
POLICY: It is the policy of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to allow manufacturers in the reinforced plastics industry to utilize a combination of protective measures to meet the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for styrene.
A. AIR SAMPLING
If one or more of the conditions referenced in Section A.2a. through c. exists, and the employer is utilizing a mix of engineering controls, work practice and personal respiratory protection to achieve compliance with the PEL, compliance personnel shall not cite the employer for a violation of 8 CCR §5155, §5141(a) or (b), unless compliance personnel can document that compliance is feasible solely with engineering and work practice controls.