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Document ID (ISN)36290
CIS number 81-1610
ISSN - Serial title 0378-6978 - Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes
Year 1980
Convention or series no. 80/1107/CEE 80/1107/EEC
Council of the European Communities
Title Council Directive of 27 November 1980 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to chemical, physical and biological agents at work
Original title Directive du Conseil du 27 novembre 1980 concernant la protection des travailleurs contre les risques liés à une exposition à des agents chimiques, physiques et biologiques pendant le travail [in French]
Bibliographic information Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, B.P. 1003, Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, 3 Dec. 1980, Vol.23, No.L 327, p.8-13.
Abstract Directive prescribing (1) the general measures to be adopted by the Member States (inter alia, limitation of use of the agent and number of workers exposed, prevention by engineering control, establishment of limit values, etc.) to ensure the protection of workers, and (2) additional measures (medical surveillance, communication of results of measures taken, informing workers and/or their representatives when limit values are exceeded) in the case of exposure to acrylonitrile, asbestos, arsenic, benzene, cadmium, mercury, nickel, lead and chlorinated hydrocarbons. The Directive also prescribes: measures necessary to ensure surveillance of workers' health status in the case of work involving the use of asbestos and lead; communication of information on the occupational hazards of asbestos, arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead. Provisions concerning consultation with employers' and workers' associations prior to the application of the above measures.
Descriptors (primary) harmful physical agents; European Communities; biological hazards; limitation of exposure; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; nickel; mercury; arsenic; benzene; lead; directive; asbestos; health engineering; chlorinated hydrocarbons; medical supervision; cadmium; replaced; acrylonitrile
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards