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    A local furniture manufacturing plant contacted you to assist with OSHA compliance matters. Describe how you would go about determining if the plant must comply with the OSHA Formaldehyde standard (29 CFR 1910.1048). Note: The plant uses phenol formaldehyde resin in the manufacture of medium density fiberboard used as the backing for furniture.

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    OSHA Formaldehyde Standard

    The role of OSHA is to assure safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards, providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health (United States Department of Labor, n.d).
    Standard 29 CFR 1910.1048 applies to all occupational exposures to formaldehyde. Since the manufacturing plant uses phenol formaldehyde resin as backing for furniture, it has to evaluate whether OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1048 would be applicable.
    Formaldehyde is a common ...

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