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Effective protection: selecting a respirator

What is the relationship between OSHA permissible exposure limits/maximum use concentrations and assigned protection factors?
What is the relationship between OSHA permissible exposure limits/maximum use concentrations and assigned protection factors?
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OSHA publishes final rule on silica

Agency updates standard for first time since 1971
OSHA announced on March 24 the release of a final rule intended to protect workers from respirable crystalline silica. The agency claims the rule will save more than 600 lives and prevent more than 900 cases of the lung disease silicosis per year, but critics argue the rule is unnecessary and compliance will be costly.
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Oregon OSHA to address outdated PELs

Salem, OR – Oregon OSHA has announced it will address outdated permissible exposure limits in 2016 through a combination of employer outreach and as many as six new rules.
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Reducing beryllium exposure

OSHA proposes to significantly strengthen its rule on exposure to the versatile but potentially deadly metal
OSHA’s proposed rule on beryllium has been released. It aims to dramatically reduce the current permissible exposure limit – a move supported by both labor and industry – and save hundreds of lives a year.
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