permissible exposure limits

permissible exposure limits

(per-mis-sa-bl)
The limits, usually expressed as a combination of time and concentration, to which humans may be safely exposed to physical agents, ionizing radiation, or chemical substances in the environment in general and in work areas specifically.
See: hazardous material; health hazard; maximum allowable concentration; right-to-know law
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The upgraded regulation substantially reduces the permissible exposure limits (PEL) for workers in the construction industry.
CARBO ceramic media is silica-free and fully compliant with OSHA's silica permissible exposure limits (PEL) regulation without the need to install expensive environmental engineering controls associated with meeting the June 2018 compliance deadline.
OSHA has determined that employees exposed to respirable crystalline silica at the previous permissible exposure limits "face a significant risk of material impairment to their health.
MSHA currently reduces permissible exposure limits (PELs) based on a silica-content driven formula and applies a silica-only based PEL to noncoal mining operations.
In addition, because current permissible exposure limits for respirable crystalline silica do not adequately protect workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed amending the current standards.
In that capacity, he served on several project teams to develop standards for crystalline silica, hexavalent chromium, butadiene, respiratory protection programs, updated permissible exposure limits for hazardous chemicals, ergonomics and a number of safety standards.
The companies are increasing production to service customer demand as a direct result of multiple successful wells, which found all air sampling around workers to be below both the current and proposed OSHA standards for silica sand permissible exposure limits.
Designed to meet OSHA regulations regarding crystalline silica and create a safer workplace for employees, DustPRO third-party industrial hygiene results came back below both the existing and proposed silica permissible exposure limits.
OSHA's second online resource, the Annotated Permissible Exposure Limits, or annotated PEL tables, which will enable employers to voluntarily adopt newer, more protective workplace exposure limits.
However, while permissible exposure limits (PELs) have been established for some time for workers in potentially hazardous production environments who are exposed to massive amounts of well-identified chemicals, no equivalent requirement has ever been considered for consumers exposed to large numbers of low levels of chemical-laced products.
The NIM unit provides a straightforward means of ensuring compliance with the permissible exposure limits laid down in the ICNIRP international standard.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established permissible exposure limits for asbestos workers.