In response, OSHA has created a toolkit to identify safer chemicals that can be used in place of more hazardous ones and created another new web resource: the Annotated Permissible Exposure Limits, or annotated PEL tables. The annotated PEL tables enable employers to voluntarily adopt newer, more protective workplace exposure limits.
Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, reported, “There is no question that many of OSHA's chemical standards are not adequately protective. I advise employers, who want to ensure that their workplaces are safe, to utilize the occupational exposure limits on these annotated tables, since simply complying with OSHA's antiquated PELs will not guarantee that workers will be safe."
The annotated PEL tables provide a side-by-side comparison of OSHA PELs for general industry to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health PELs, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommended exposure limits and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist threshold limit values.
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