BOS 4025 week 6 DQ
DQOSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits tables in 1910.1000 reflect a set of consensus standards that were in existence in 1969.
OSHA tried to update the exposure limit in the late 80s, early 90s to a more recent version but lost the battle in court following promulgation of the final rule.
What do you think about the fact that OSHA can only protect you and your family members from exposure to air contaminants based on obsolete science (science from early last century)?
The existing recommendations from NIOSH and ACGIH is now as much as 100X lower on some contaminants, but OSHA cannot enforce NIOSH or ACGIH levels if OSHA has their own published PEL. What should OSHA do?