Chapter 2. Exemptions of California Labor Code >> Division 5. >> Part 10. >> Chapter 2.
Except where in conflict with Section 142.3, or other
applicable provisions of law, the standards board may exempt from the
provisions of this part and its standards uses of carcinogens which
it determines have been shown by a preponderance of the evidence to
present no substantial threat to employee health and which may
include, but need not be limited to, any of the following:
(a) Use of carcinogens specified in subdivision (a) of Section
9004 in operations involving the destructive distillation of
carbonaceous materials, such as occurs in coke ovens.
(b) Use of asbestos, except where there is a material risk of
substantial and repeated exposure of employees to this carcinogen.
Except as provided in Section 18930 of the Health and Safety Code,
the standards board shall adopt regulations for the implementation
of the provisions of this section.