Part I: Overview of Regulations. OSHA 29CFR1920.1450FDNY RCNY Chapter 10EPA RegulationsColumbia University Policy for Safe Use of Chemicals in Laboratories. OSHA 29CFR1920.1450. The Federal Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated the OSHA Laboratory Standard of 1990 to address the occupational hazards of research laboratory workers (graduate students, PostDocs, professors too!), a segment of the workforce previously overlooked by OSHA..