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OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)

By Little Pro on 2015-12-30 Views:  Update:2017-01-18

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) are occupational exposure limits issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States.

However, many of OSHA's PELs are outdated and inadequate for ensuring protection of worker health because most of OSHA's PELs were issued shortly after adoption of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970, and have not been updated since that time. OSHA recommends that employers consider using alternative occupational exposure limits because the Agency believes that exposures above some of these alternative occupational exposure limits may be hazardous to workers, even when the exposure levels are in compliance with the relevant PELs.

 

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