short-term exposure limit


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short-·term ex·po·sure lim·'it (STEL),

the maximum concentration of a chemical to which workers may be exposed continuously for up to 15 minutes without danger to health or work efficiency and safety.

short-term exposure limit

The maximum concentration of a chemical to which workers can be exposed by law for 15 continuous minutes.

short-term ex·po·sure limit

(short-tĕrm eks-pō'zhŭr lim'it)
The maximum concentration of a chemical to which workers may be exposed continuously for up to 15 minutes without danger to health or work efficiency and safety.
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9 parts per million (ppm), three times the occupational short-term exposure limit.
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The final standard, which is expected to prevent at least 79 cancer deaths over a 45-year working lifetime, also includes a 15-minute short-term exposure limit (STEL) of 5 ppm and an action level of 0.
The CEL is the lowest of the short-term exposure limit (STEL) of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), 2X the ACGIH threshold limit value (TLV), or 1% of the [LC.

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