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Document ID (ISN)111403
CIS number 11-0086
ISSN - Serial title 0173-3338 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz, Prophylaxe und Ergonomie
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sperk C., Scutaru A.M., Däumling C., Groneberg D.A.
Title Description and analysis of the setting of occupational exposure limits in Great Britain
Original title Darstellung und Analyse der Ableitung von Arbeitsplatzgrenzwerten in Grossbritannien [in German]
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.61, No.1, p.22-28. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract This article analyses the approach used by the United Kingdom to derive occupational exposure limits. Contents: background; methodical approach; definitions and values of occupational exposure limits; approach for defining occupational exposure limits; establishing the scientific basis; checking the feasibility; role of stakeholder committees; extrapolation factors; specific groups of substances (carcinogens, allergens, sensitizers, reprotoxic substances, skin penetrating substances, mixtures of substances); references to Directive 99/45/EC and United Kingdom Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; dangerous substances; chemical products; toxicology; threshold limit values
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiology; allergens; carcinogens; sensitizers; skin absorption; animal experiments; in vitro experiments; public OSH institutions; role of government; antifertility effects; embryotoxic effects; comment on directive; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits