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Occupational Exposure Standard (OES)

Last updated: January 4, 2019

What Does Occupational Exposure Standard (OES) Mean?

Occupational exposure standards are regulations mandated by government, which set airborne levels of a substance in the workplace. The occupational exposure standard is a limit that will not cause adverse effect to the majority of workers. Occupational exposure standards are legally enforceable and must be adhered to.

Safeopedia Explains Occupational Exposure Standard (OES)

Occupational exposure standards place an obligation upon employees to ensure that workers are not exposed to airborne levels of a substance that are in excess of the standard. Regular and thorough mentoring of workplace contaminant levels are necessary to ensure that an organization adheres to the standard. Companies are required to keep all records of air monitoring for airborne contaminants for a period of 30 years.


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