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Document ID (ISN)76427
CIS number 01-303
Year 1999
Convention or series no. SUVA 1903.f
Title Exposure limits at the workplace 1999 [Switzerland]
Original title Valeurs limites d'exposition aux postes de travail 1999 [Suisse] [in French]
Bibliographic information Suva, Division MÚdecine du travail, Case postale, 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland, 1999. 154p. Illus.
Abstract Loose-leaf compendium listing average exposure limits (VME) and maximum exposure limits (VLE) for harmful substances, tolerable biological exposure values (VBT) and exposure limits for physical hazards (radiation and noise) according to Swiss legislation. A new chapter addresses health risk assessment for substances without published VMEs. Important modifications have been made to chapters concerning airborne substances, isocyanates, inert dusts and electromagnetic fields. The exposure limit values are for the most part taken from German publications. The list includes the VMEs and VLEs of approximately 1000 chemical substances, VBTs for 41 commonly-used substances and permissible levels for physical agents such as UV radiation, electromagnetic radiation and noise. Previous (1992) edition analysed: CIS 92-1070.
Descriptors (primary) harmful physical agents; threshold limit values; TLV list; harmful substances; Switzerland
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; electromagnetic radiation; noise; ultraviolet radiation; directive; limitation of exposure; permissible radiation doses; replaced; non-ionizing radiation
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits