permissible exposure limit


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per·mis·si·ble ex·po·sure lim·it

an occupational health standard to safeguard workers against dangerous contaminants in the workplace.

permissible exposure limit (PEL)

an occupational health standard instituted to safeguard workers against exposure to toxic material in the workplace. PELs are the result of the 1970 U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act, which established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the policing and enforcing arm of the Act, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which represents the research arm. OSHA publishes PELs and short-term exposure limits based on recommendations of NIOSH. Also called permissible exposure level.
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The occupational permissible exposure limit (PEL) for hexavalent chromium had been set at 52 [micro]g/[m.
Research conducted by Burns, Mozzon, and Ottoboni has indicated that operators of heavy equipment are frequently exposed to airborne dust containing concentrations of crystalline silica that exceed permissible exposure limits (PELs) [2-4].
James Hardie Building Products and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, resolutely questions the basis for the OSHA-proposed halving of the permissible exposure limit (PEL) to respirable crystalline silica.
The Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for hexavalent chromium is 5 micrograms per cubic meter of air (5ug/m3).
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has found DWAs not comparable to the lapel sampling method used by OSHA to determine compliance with its permissible exposure limit (PEL) or other 8-hr occupational exposure limits (OELs) (Donaldson and Stringer 1976).
But there is a permissible exposure limit (PEL) for silica at construction sites; the PEL is based on the use of an obsolete field and laboratory procedure for evaluating air samples.
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Currently, OSHA has what is called a permissible exposure limit (PEL) for silica dust created by construction.
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