permissible exposure limit

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permissible exposure limit

[pər¦mis·ə·bəl ik′spō·zhər ‚lim·ət]
(industrial engineering)
The level of air contaminants that represents an acceptable exposure level as specified in standards set by a national government agency; generally expressed as 8-hour time-weighted average concentrations. Abbreviated PEL.
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Figure 1 shows the percent of employees personally monitored that were found to be in compliance with the OSHA PEL for CO each year.
The best available science, to our understanding, shows that the current OSHA PEL for quartz of 100 micrograms per cubic meter of air is appropriate to protect against silica-related disease, provided it is adhered to strictly.
The OSHA PEL was defined by a formula that included the percentage respirable silica (OSHA 2001).
Stack testing was undertaken on two dust collectors, and silica exposure results indicate control well within the OSHA PEL.
25 hour work period, unprotected, would result in an exposure level less than the OSHA PEL of 0.