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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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), including the proposed rule to tighten silica permissible exposure limits and the Clean Power Plan.
Consider the latest available scientific research, consensus standards, employer best practices and other reliable sources of information -- including ACGIH and NIOSH -- for determining the most effective control strategies, which should go beyond OSHA's Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs), Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) and GHS.
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 exposure of miners to respirable dust, especially respirable dust containing crystalline silica, has been an area of concern for decades, and the adoption of permissible exposure limits upon the creation of the 1977 Federal Mine Safety & Health Act only provided additional reasons to understand exposures and their sources.
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.
OSHA received many negative comments to its proHIS posed reduction of permissible exposure limits (PEL) for quartz from current General Industry and Construction thresholds, 100 and 250 micrograms per cubic meter of air ([micro]g/[m.
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.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established permissible exposure limits for asbestos workers.
The results showed weak levels of EMF in comparison with the permissible exposure limits.
In addition, all systems must comply with FCC maximum permissible exposure limits and such compliance should be on hand in the form of historical site survey reports.
OHSU tables on permissible exposure limits to toxic and hazardous materials and ergonomics data are appended.
Consistent with good industrial-hygiene practice, periodically monitor or sample the work environment during lamp-processing and -crushing activities to ensure that the lamp-crushing unit is operating efficiently and that permissible exposure limits are not exceeded.