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Cotton dust: Geometric mean exposures and percent exceeding designated occupational exposure limits by OSHA region, state and process, OSHA samples, 1980-2003


- indicates incalculable field.    PEL - permissible exposure limit    REL - recommended exposure limit    GM

Note: The OSHA PEL is 0.2 mg/m3 for yarn manufacturing and cotton washing operations, 0.5 mg/m3 for textile mill waste house operations or for dust from lower grade washed cotton used during yarn manufacturing, 0.75 mg/m3 for textile slashing and weaving operat

Source: OSHA Integrated Management Information System.

Reference Number: 2008-623

Date Posted: June 2008

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