Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD)
Byssinosis: Cotton Dust Exposure (Archive)
Cotton dust: Number of samples, geometric mean exposures, and percent exceeding designated occupational exposure limits by industries with elevated byssinosis mortality, OSHA samples, 1990-1999
CIC - Census Industry CodePEL - permissible exposure limitREL - recommended exposure limitPMR - pro
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 operations, and 1.0 mg/m3 for cotton waste processing operations or waste recycling (i.e., sorting, blending, cleaning, and willowing) and garnetting. The NIOSH REL is 0.2 mg/m3. 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: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Integrated Management Information System. National Center for Health Statistics multiple cause-of-death data.
Reference Number: 2002T04-12
Date Posted: May 2003
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