10/09/2009

Exploratory survey of Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) in EU Member States

Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) are one of the major control instruments
for workers# exposure to chemicals. A new report provides a general overview of
the situation of occupational exposure limits (OELs) in 21 Member States -
based on a one-off survey carried out late 2007-early 2008 among EU-OSHA's
network partners at the request of the European Commission.

Rather than presenting an in-depth study of the systems in place for setting
occupational exposure limits (OELs) for carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic
substances, this report provides a general overview of the situation in 21
Member States. In recent years, all Member States have made available their OEL
lists on the internet, some in English, and are capitalising on each others'
resources. Readers are advised to bear in mind the introductory notes when
extracting information from the extensive tables provided in the report.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work