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Document ID (ISN)77341
CIS number 01-1494
Year 1998
Convention or series no. NTP 526-1998
Author(s) Huici Montagud A., Ferrer Panzano R.
Title Occupational exposure limits in the European Union and in Spain
Original title Valores límite de exposición profesional en la Unión Europea y en España [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1998. 5p. 4 ref.
Abstract Council Directive 98/24/EC (see CIS 98-1094) which sets occupational exposure limits for a number of chemicals had to be transposed into the national legislations of European Union member states by 2001. Each member state was required to establish corresponding national exposure limit values based on, but not exceeding, the Community limit value. This information note lists the exposure limits set by the European Commission for approx. 50 substances and provides definitions for the terms used in the directive, including chemical agent, workplace, breathing zone, reference period, daily, short-term and 8-hour exposures, biological indicators and maximum working environment levels.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; harmful substances; European Communities; Spain
Descriptors (secondary) short-term exposure; biological threshold limits; data sheet; comment on directive; TLV list
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits