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A set of requirements on maximum allowable concentrations, time-weighted averages, etc., arrived at by a combination of animal testing, empirical observations, laboratory studies, and administrative fiat. In the United States, occupational safety and health standards are established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, by either national consensus or federal regulation. In the European Union, safety standards are mostly more rigorous and less susceptible to modification through political pressure than in the United States.

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