POPs Toolkit Glossary

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Occupational exposureExperience of substances, intensities of radiation etc. or other conditions while at work.
Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL)Regulatory level of exposure to substances, intensities of radiation etc. or other conditions, specified appropriately in relevant government legislation or related codes of practice.
Occupational Exposure Standard (OES)Level of exposure to substances, intensities of radiation etc. or other conditions considered to represent specified good practice and a realistic criterion for the control of exposure by appropriate plant design, engineering controls, and, if necessary, the addition and use of personal protective clothing.
Occupational hygieneIdentification, assessment and control of physicochemical and biological factors in the workplace that may affect the health or well-being of those at work and in the surrounding community.
OECDOrganization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Off-site transfersChemicals/contaminants that are moved off the grounds of the facility, including transfers of waste sent to other facilities or other locations, such as hazardous waste treatment facilities, municipal sewage treatment or landfills, or by wind or run-off.
On-siteWithin the boundaries of the facility, including areas where contaminants may be stored, treated or disposed of that are separate from the production processes but still within the boundaries of the reporting facility.
Oral exposureChemical exposure via ingesting contaminated food or water.
Hatfield Consultants The World Bank funded by the Canadian POPs Trust Fund through the      
Canadian International Development Agency
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