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Chemical, Physical and Biological Agents at Work Directive

Commission Directive of 29 May 1991 on establishing indicative limit values by implementing Council Directive 80/1107/EEC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to chemical, physical and biological agents at work


Community indicative limit values are established for chemicals defined in the Annex (Art.1)


Not specified

Regulatory activities

Member States shall establish national occupational exposure limit values for the chemical agents listed in the Annex, taking into account the Community values. (Art. 2) Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions to comply with this directive. (Art. 2)

Relevant product types


Reference documents


Obligations based on CLP hazard class

Not specified

Obligations based on properties of concerns

Not specified

EU-level occupational exposure limits


EU-level emission limit values

No provision

Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level


Industry submission system in place

No submission system at EU level; no information on how information is submitted in MS.

Format for industry submission

Not applicable



Update process

Not specified


COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2006/15/EC of 7 February 2006 COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) 2017/164 of 31 January 2017

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