Occupational exposure to airborne substances harmful to health

Enumerates roles of concerned bodies and persons, principles of the prevention of harmful toxic substances, exposure limits, medical examinations and biological monitoring, gives a glossary of relevant terms, and includes a list of participants present at the code approval.

Code of practice | 01 January 1980
The protection of workers’ health against the hazards due to the contamination of air at the workplace and the prevention of contamination of the working environment should be the concern of all those involved in the design, organisation and performance of the work and all those concerned with the protection of workers’ health. The ultimate aim of programmes for the prevention of contamination of the working environment is to eliminate contamination in order to protect the health of workers; and if that is not possible, the intermediate objective is to keep contamination at as low a level as possible by choosing the least harmful materials and products or by taking other technical measures to reduce the contamination of the working environment to the lowest possible level and at any rate to the exposure limit established by the competent authority or recommended by scientific bodies.