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OELs - Occupational Exposure Limits - 1st list

Commission Directive 2000/39/EC of 8 June 2000 establishing a first list of indicative occupational exposure limit values in implementation of Council Directive 98/24/EC on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work


Community indicative occupational 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) MS shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions to comply with this directive. (Art. 3)

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 is 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 2009/161/EU of 17 December 2009 COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) 2017/164 of 31 January 2017 COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) 2019/1831 of 24 October 2019

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