The Community indicative occupational exposure limit values are established as implementation of Council Directive 98/24/EC.
Member States shall establish national occupational exposure limit values for the chemical agents listed in the Annex, taking into account the Community values.
In the Annex to Commission Directive 2000/39/EC the reference to phenol is deleted and the new limit values are included in this Directive.
The Directive establishes values for a reference period of eight-hours time weighted average and also for a short term period of 15 minutes for the following 18 chemical agents:
Mercury and divalent inorganic mercury compounds including mercuric oxide and mercuric chloride (measured as mercury)
Sulphuric acid (mist)
Skin absorption feature of certain substances is noted.
Limit value for Bisphenol A (inhalable dust) is repealed by, and new limit value is available in Commission Directive 2017/164/EU.
There are further lists on indicative occupational exposure limit values:
- Commission Directive 91/322/EEC establishing indicative limit values
- Commission Directive 2000/39/EC establishing a first list of indicative occupational exposure limit values
- Commission Directive 2006/15/EC establishing a second list of indicative occupational exposure limit values
- Commission Directive 2017/164/EU establishing a fourth list of indicative occupational exposure limit values
- Commission Directive 2019/1831/EU establishing a fifth list of indicative occupational exposure limit values