OSHA considering updating PELs
According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Fall 2011 semi-annual regulatory agenda, the agency plans to update its PELs. The agenda was released earlier this month.
PELs, or permissible exposure limits, are limits placed on the amount of time a person can spend exposed to a chemical without harm. Most PELs were created in 1971 and have not been updated since.
The agenda states that OSHA is creating a Request for Information that will ask the public to help them determine new and effective ways to limit chemical exposure in the workplace and to address issues created by this exposure.
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