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Asbestos: Number of samples, geometric mean exposures, and percent exceeding designated occupational exposure limits by industries with elevated asbestosis mortality, MSHA and OSHA samples, 1990-1999
Table showing Asbestos:  Number of samples, geometric mean exposures, and percent exceeding designated occupational exposure limits by industries with elevated asbestosis mortality, MSHA and OSHA samples, 1990-1999

CIC - Census Industry CodePEL - permissible exposure limitREL - recommended exposure limitPMR - pro

Note:  The MSHA PEL is 2 f/cc. The OSHA PEL is 2 f/cc before July 21, 1986, 0.2 f/cc from July 21, 1986 to October 10, 1994, and 0.1 f/cc after October 10, 1994. The NIOSH REL is 0.1 f/cc. See appendices for source description, methods, ICD codes, industry codes, agents, and list of selected states (and years) for which usual industry has been reported.

Source:  Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) metal/nonmetal mine data. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Integrated Management Information System. National Center for Health Statistics multiple cause-of-death data.

Reference Number: 2002T01-13

Date Posted: May 2003

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