OSHA fact 3

OSHA’s exposure limit for the carcinogen formaldehyde, set in 1987, is far higher than the level the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends employers not exceed. That has real-life consequences: Just 3 percent of the samples OSHA took after 1987 that tested positive for the chemical were over the agency’s legal limit, while nearly 80 percent were higher than the NIOSH recommendation. Image from the Noun Project/ Monike O'Reilly.