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5206.0500 HARMFUL PHYSICAL AGENTS.

Subpart 1.

In general.

The commissioner has determined that the list of harmful physical agents in subpart 3 shall be covered by the provisions of this chapter. The harmful physical agents list includes the majority of physical agents that may be encountered in Minnesota. Where there is a reasonably foreseeable potential for exposure to one or more of these physical agents at a level which may be expected to approximate or exceed the permissible exposure limit or the applicable action level the employer must provide training to employees as required in part 5206.0700.

Subp. 2.

Updating list.

The list of harmful physical agents shall be updated by the commissioner at least every two years.

Subp. 3.

Harmful physical agents list.

A.

Heat.

B.

Noise.

C.

Ionizing radiation. Any employer who possesses or uses by-product material, source material, or special nuclear material, as defined in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended, under a license issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall be deemed to be in compliance with the harmful physical agent provisions of the Employee Right-to-Know Act of 1983.

D.

Nonionizing radiation.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 182.655

History:

8 SR 1949

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008

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