What Does First Exposure Time Mean?
First exposure time is the length of time that a worker is initially exposed to a hazard, such as excessive noise, harmful chemicals or gases, and asbestos.
In many cases, the first exposure to the hazard will not result in any detectable signs of contamination.
In the United States, workplaces must adhere to permissible exposure limits (PEL) and ensure that their workers are not exposed to hazards in a greater amount or severity than dictated by the PEL.
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