Exposure Monitoring

Ionizing Radiation Exposure Monitoring: Please see the Radiological Services or Dosimetry page(s).

Employee exposure determination shall be done in accordance with paragraph (d) of  29 CFR 1910.1450.

INITIAL MONITORING

Initial monitoring will  be performed if there is reason to believe that exposure levels for an OSHA-regulated substance routine ly exceed the action level or, in the absence of an action level, the permissible exposure limit (PEL).

The Permissible Exposure Limits for OSHA-regulated substances can be found in 29 CFR part 1910, subpart Z as indicated below:

TABLE Z-1 Limits for Air Contaminants. – 1910.1000 TABLE Z-1

TABLE Z-2 – 1910.1000 TABLE Z-2

TABLE Z-3 Mineral Dusts – 1910.1000 TABLE Z-3

PERIODIC MONITORING

Periodic monitoring will be conducted if the initial monitoring performed demonstrates employee exposure over the action level (or in the absence of an action level, the permissible exposure limit).  Boston University and Boston Medical Center shall immediately comply with the exposure monitoring provisions of the relevant standard. Please refer to Section 4 “Medical Services and Surveillance” for more information.

Within 15 working days after the receipt of any monitoring results, the employee will be notified of these results in writing either individually or by posting results in an appropriate location that is accessible to employees.

Any Boston University or Boston Medical Center employee with a reason to believe that exposure levels for a substance exceed the action level or, in the absence of an action level the PEL, may initiate the monitoring process.  Monitoring can be requested by calling Environmental Health and Safety at 617 638-7244.