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Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) for Airborne Contaminants

2012 and 2013 Meetings

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, subchapter 7,
Section 5155

PEL Project Substance Status List (as of 7/2012)

Priority list of substances to add or update in Section 5155 (as of 10/2010)

Policy and Procedure for the Advisory Committee Process for Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL) Updates to Title 8 Section 5155, Airborne Contaminants (as of 3/07) .pdf version acrobat pdf .doc version MS Word icon

Health Expert Advisory Committee (HEAC) and Feasibility Advisory Committee (FAC) Meetings

Comments and questions about these meetings and substances should be emailed to Steve Smith or call 916-574-2993

December 6, 2012 meeting date is CANCELED.

1st meeting of the next round of the HEAC and FAC process will be scheduled in early 2013.

May 31, 2012  17th meeting of the Health Expert Advisory Committee (HEAC)
This 17th HEAC meeting will be held in Oakland starting at 9:30 am and is an open public forum to be attended by HEAC members along with any interested parties. The meeting will be held in Room 1304 on the 13th floor of 1515 Clay St in Oakland. The substances listed below are planned for possible discussion:

  • Aluminum welding fume
  • Ethanol
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • 4 phthalates [dibutyl phthalate (DBP), di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DnHP)]
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) dust
  • Trimellitic anhydride
  • Vanadium pentoxide

In addition to the substances listed above, discussion is also planned on review of the PEL Project to date and future substances for possible inclusion in the project.



Meeting Archives - Airborne Contaminant PELs