ASTM E1132 - 13e1

    Standard Practice for Health Requirements Relating to Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

    Active Standard ASTM E1132 | Developed by Subcommittee: E34.80

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.03


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 These practices and criteria were developed for occupational exposures. They are intended to (a) protect against clinical disease from exposure to respirable crystalline silica, (b) be measurable by techniques that are valid, reproducible, and readily available, and (c) be attainable with existing technology and protective practices.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a description of several actions that should be taken to reduce the risk of harmful occupational exposures to humans in environments containing respirable crystalline silica. This practice is intended for, but not limited to, industries regulated by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A separate practice, designed for the unique conditions of the construction industry has been designated Practice E2625.

    1.2 Nothing in this practice shall be interpreted as requiring any action that violates any statute or requirement of any federal, state, or other regulatory agency.

    1.3 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. It is the responsibility of the user to consult all material safety data sheets and labels pertaining to any hazardous materials used in this standard.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Code of Federal Regulations

    29CFR1910.1000, Air Contaminants

    29CFR1910.1200, Hazard Communication

    29CFR1910.134, Respiratory Protection

    29CFR1910.94, Ventilation

    29CFR1926.103 Respiratory Protection

    29CFR1926.57 Ventilation

    30CFR47, Hazard Communication

    30CFR56,Title30,Subp Air Quality, Radiation, and Physical Agents (MSHA)

    42CFR84Title42,Part8 Approval of Respiratory Protective Devices, Tests for Permissibility, Fees

    ASTM Standards

    D4532 Test Method for Respirable Dust in Workplace Atmospheres Using Cyclone Samplers

    E2625 Practice for Controlling Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica for Construction and Demolition Activities

    ANSI Standards

    ANSI/AIHAZ9.2 Fundamentals Governing the Design and Operation of Local Exhaust Systems

    ANSIZ9.7

    Z88.2 American National Standard Practice for Respiratory Protection


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.040.30 (Workplace atmospheres)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352309(Silica)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1132

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