Cotton dust: Number of samples, geometric mean exposures, and percent exceeding designated occupational exposure limits by industry, OSHA samples, 1995-2003
CIC - Census Industry Code 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.
NIOSH 2008. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD). 2008-622 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, WV. Available at: <https://wwwn.cdc.gov/eworld/Data/622> January 23, 2019.
Reference Number: 2008-622
Date Posted: June 2008
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