Consider and describe how an industrial hygienist uses an occupational exposure limit such as the threshold limit value (TLV) to determine if a worker’s exposure is at an acceptable level or not.

Course Textbook APA Citation:

Plog, B. A., & Quinlan, P. (2012). Fundamentals of industrial hygiene (6th ed.). Itasca, IL: National Safety Council.

 

Unit 1 Essay #1. 

Consider and describe how an industrial hygienist uses an occupational exposure limit such as the threshold limit value (TLV) to determine if a worker’s exposure is at an acceptable level or not.

A local furniture manufacturing plant contacted you to assist with OSHA compliance matters. Describe how you would go about determining if the plant must comply with the OSHA Formaldehyde standard. Note: The plant uses phenol formaldehyde resin in the manufacture of medium density fiberboard used as the backing for furniture.