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Rubber Manufacturing Blog / Business / Oregon OSHA / Appropriate Consensus Standards
Posted:  29 Sep 2014 18:34
We at Oregon OSHA are revising the federal OSHA oxygen-fuel gas welding regulations to make them an Oregon initiated regulation.  Part of our task is to update the old consensus standards that were adopted by reference in 29 CFR 1910.253 back in 1970 to the current versions of these consensus standards. We have two left to be updated. 

I have contact the Compressed Gas Association since it is their consensus standards that are referenced in the federal OSHA rule.  CGA informed us that these two standards are now obsolete. Additionally, the CGA stated that since rubber hoses were involved, the RMA now sponsored the appropriate consensus standards.  Since RMA now only deals with tires, RMA has sent me to ARPM.

Here are the two regulations that we are attempting to find a current consensus standard for that deal with hoses:

"1910.253(e)(4)(iv) If the station outlet is equipped with a detachable regulator, the outlet le regulator, the outlet shall terminate in a union connection that complies with the Regulator Connection Standards, 1958, Compressed Gas Association, which is incorporated by reference as specified in Sec. 1910.6."

AND:

"1910.253(e)(4)(v) If the station outlet is connected directly to a hose, the outlet shall terminate in a union connection complying with the Standard Hose Connection Specifications, 1957, Compressed Gas Association, which is incorporated by reference as specified in Sec. 1910.6."

Thank you for your assistance,


Bryon Snapp
Technical / Safety
Oregon OSHA
350 Winter St NE
PO Box 14480
Salem  OR  97309-0405
Ph: 1-503-947-7448
bryon.m.snapp@state.or.us