Directive 2009/161/EU - indicative occupational exposure limit values
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 19 chemical agents:
Bisphenol A (inhalable dust) (item is transferred to Commission Directive 2017/164/EU setting a new limit value with effect from 21/08/2018)
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.
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