Exposure Level

Last updated: June 1, 2017

What Does Exposure Level Mean?

Exposure level refers to the concentration level of airborne contaminants to which a worker is exposed for a specific period of time. Exposure level helps determine whether the levels of certain airborne particles in an evironment are safe and whether workers who are exposed will suffer adverse health effects.

Safeopedia Explains Exposure Level

When a worker is exposed to contaminants (usually airborne contaminants like dust or fumes) for a specific period of time, that is referred to as the exposure level. Exposure level aims to assess the level of exposure for a given time, while exposure limits set standards for how much exposure to a particular substance is considered safe. Assessing exposure to airborne contaminants is an important component of workplace safety in many industries.


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