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Safety and Health Topics: Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)

OSHA sets permissible exposure limits (PELs) to protect workers against the health effects of exposure to hazardous substances. PELs are regulatory limits on the amount or concentration of a substance in the air. They may also contain a skin designation.... Read more

Aerosol Can Explodes Due To Exposure To Heat

INCIDENT: Aerosol can used to activate a blast hole gas bag exploded after prolonged exposure to high temperature CAUSE: Inappropriate/ incorrect storage, use and handling of gas bags led to prolonged exposure to heat generated by summer conditions causing the aerosol... Read more

Guidance Note on the Interpretation of Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC: 3008 (1995)] 3rd Edition

The air inhaled at work should not contain chemical agents at concentrations which produce adverse effects on health, safety or well-being. To assist occupational health and safety practitioners, employers and employees or their representatives, and regulatory agencies to secure workplace... Read more

Control of work-related exposure to hepatitis and HIV (blood-borne) viruses

The object of this code of practice is to adopt practices recommended in the National Code of Practice for the Control of Work-related Exposure to Hepatitis and HIV (blood-borne) Viruses, issued by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission, as... Read more

SB 45 Reduction Of Exposure To Rockfalls In Underground Metalliferous Mines

Rockfalls remain one of the greatest hazards to mine workers in underground mines. The development and effective implementation of a Ground Control Management Plan (GCMP), or system, with the cooperation of management, engineering staff, mine workers, and where applicable, consultants... Read more

National Code of Practice for the Control of Work-related Exposure to Hepatitis and HIV (Blood-borne) Viruses

"The purpose of this code is to continue the intent of the 1993 NOHSC Code, which is to minimise the risk of infection resulting from work-related exposure to Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus... Read more


The Europe Against Cancer program of the European Union (EU) prompted a project on the estimation of the burden of occupational cancer in Europe, which includes a component on occupational exposure to carcinogens. This substudy is aimed at estimating the... Read more

Rio Tinto Occupational Health Standards: B. Performance Standads: B10. Occupational Exposure Limits

To protect all who work on Rio Tinto sites from occupational illness, workplace hazardous exposures must be controlled to below occupational exposure limit (OEL) and/or biological test limit values. The lists of substances (or agents) were derived from an assessment... Read more

Exposure Standards and Action Levels Guideline

This document defines: the exposure standards which apply to ensure statutory compliance the action levels which apply to ensure that the risks associated with exposure to hazardous substances are maintained within acceptable limits the actions required when action levels or... Read more

National Exposure Standards Database [NOHSC: 3008 (1995)]

The HSIS is an internet database that allows you to find information on hazardous substances that have been classified in accordance with the Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1008(2004] 3rd Edition and/or have National Exposure Standards declared under the... Read more

Controlling and monitoring exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions in non-coal mines

Practical advice on how to control exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions in non-coal mines and so protect the health of employees. It details a simple on-site method which allows mines to measure for themselves general body or personal exposures... Read more

National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation [NOHSC : 1013 (1995)]

The objectives of this Standard are to limit the risk to health resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation in the workplace and to optimize radiation protection by outlining essential requirements for control of exposure to radiation. Employers' duties and employees'... Read more

Rio Tinto Occupational Health Standards: B. Performance Standards: B1. Particulate and Gas/Vapour Exposures

This standard applies to dust, fibres, mist and fume (ie. particulates), and gas and vapour exposures in the workplace, with emphasis on inhalation as the prime route of exposure. It covers particulate and gas/vapour hazard evaluation, control programme design and... Read more

Exposure Monitoring Evaluation Guideline

The purpose of this document is to guide the systematic assessment of exposure monitoring data from a similar exposure group through data integrity checks and health risk assessment. ... Read more


What Occupational hygiene programme; risk assessment and control; determinations of homogeneous exposure groups; personal exposure monitoring; sampling, analysis methodology and quality control; reporting and recording; occupational medical surveillance ... Read more


BINDING OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS; INDICATIVE OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMIT VALUES; Nicotine; Diethylether; Formic acid; Acetic acid; Methanol; Chloroform; 1,1,1-Trichloroethane; Ethylamine; Acetonitrile; 1,1-Dichloroethane; Chlorodifluoromethane; Butanone; Propionic acid; Picric acid; Naphtalene; o-Xylene; 1,2-Dichlorobenzene; 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene; Cumene; 2-Phenylpropene; e-Caprolactam, (dust and vapour); ... Read more

Whole-body vibration on agricultural vehicles: evaluation of emission and estimated exposure levels

A study to quantify whole-body vibration (WBV) emission and estimated exposure levels in agricultural vehicles (tractors, self-propelled sprayers and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)). The potential consequences of WBV operator exposure level limitationswere also considered. ... Read more

Evaluation of whole-body vibration exposures in British industry

Measurements of whole-body vibration on eight excavators and two compact skid-steer loaders. Of the excavators, four were fitted with impact hammers, two with hydraulic crushers, one with a backhoe shovel and one with steel shears. Accelerations were measured on... Read more

Daily and Inter-cycle Variation in Whole-body vibration Exposures of drivers operationg wheel loaders

Measurements of whole-body vibration can provide important information that may be of use when performing risk assessments of workers exposed to vibration. Many variables can alter the results of a vibration measurement and its extrapolation to a daily dose measure,... Read more

Minimizing Respirable Dust Exposure in Enclosed Cabs by Maintaining Cab Integrity

A research into the effects of constant cab depressurisation on the respirable dust concentrations within the cab, and recommendations to reduce concentrations. ... Read more

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