Workplace Exposure Limit

Published: | Updated: July 4, 2017

Definition - What does Workplace Exposure Limit mean?

A workplace exposure limit refers to the recommended or legal limit (upper or lower) for any toxin or substance that may have adverse health effects.

Safeopedia explains Workplace Exposure Limit

Exposure limits are simply the boundaries that are defined for substances that present a threat to human health. Exposure limits vary from substance to substance and based on the work environment. There are also different types of exposure limits, such as time-weighted exposure values, short-term exposure limits and ceiling exposure limits. However, they are all designed to ensure that workers do not suffer adverse health effects.

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