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February 28, 2020

OSHA Expected To Seek Test Case On Enforceability Of Voluntary PELs

November 6, 2019 at 3:49 PM
OSHA is believed to be considering bringing a case testing whether it can cite an employer using a voluntary permissible exposure limits (PELs) for exposures to hazardous substances even when the exposure is below the federal PEL, say legal observers who nevertheless argue companies would have defenses against such a case. “The big compliance question” for companies that use chemicals for which OSHA has in place a PEL is whether they need to comply with those standards or other lower...

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