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Occupational Alliance for Risk Science

The Occupational Alliance for Risk Science (OARS) is an initiative to facilitate sharing of information with workers and occupational health and safety professionals. OARS provides a forum for information exchange about exposure guidance for chemical stressors, methods for improving occupational risk assessments, and training opportunities. The OARS serves as the home of exposure guide values, and related guideline documents, for chemical stressors. These guide values and supporting documentation related to worker and community exposure levels for chemical and physical agents and stressors are published by the OARS. OARS is managed by the Risk Science Center.

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NEWS

  • The WEEL committee will hold their Spring meeting at the Royal Saint Charles Hotel in New Orleans on March 17 and 18, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please contact oarsweel@ucmail.uc.edu if you are interested in the meeting. 

  • OARS WEEL documentation for Butyraldehyde. The OARS WEEL value and documentation for Butyraldehyde has been posted.

  • OARS WEEL documentati for Melamine. The OARS WEEL committee has revised the OARS WEEL values for Melamine. The documents are posted here for a 45-day public comment period. Please submit comments to Ann Parker at ann.parker@uc.edu or fax to 513-558-7199 by March 28, 2016.

  • OARS WEEL documentation for 2-Chloropropane. The OARS WEEL value and documentation for 2-Chloropropane has been posted.

  • OARS WEEL documentation. The OARS WEEL committee has reviewed the OARS WEEL values for Chlorosulfonic acidp-Hydroxybenzoic acid and Sodium Chloroacetate. The documents are posted here for a 45-day public comment period. Please submit comments to Ann Parker at ann.parker@uc.edu or fax to 513-558-7199 by March 21, 2016.

  • OARS WEEL documentationThe OARS WEEL committee has reviewed the OARS WEEL values for DiisobutyleneDiethylene Glycol (DEG)Tetrachloropyridine, andTrifluoroethanol. The documents are posted here for a 45-day public comment period. Please submit comments to Ann Parker at ann.parker@uc.edu or fax to 513-558-7199 by March 10, 2016.

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Workplace Environmental Exposure Levels (WEELs)™ are health-based guide values for chemical stressors. The WEELs provide air concentrations intended to protect most workers from adverse health effects related to occupational chemical exposures.

Click here for the WEEL's table of values.