Foreign and EU limit values

The European Commission establishes two kinds of occupational exposure limit values or OELs (indicative OELs and binding OELs) which are published in various directives. The currently applicable limit values can be found in the following directives:

Indicative limit values for occupational exposure (Council Directive 80/1107/EEC)
Council Directive 91/322/EEC

Indicative OELs

  1. List of indicative OELs (Directive 2000/39/EC)
  2. List of indicative OELs (Directive 2006/15/EC)
  3. List of indicative OELs (Directive 2009/161/EU)
  4. List of indicative OELs (Directive 2017/164/EU)

Binding OELs

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) - Occupational exposure limit values:

Database GESTIS International Limit Values

In cooperation with experts of the countries named below, the IFA has gathered the nationally applicable limit values in the workplace air and the EU limit values in a database. The database contains the limit values from the following countries and sources:

Database

GESTIS International limit values

Further international limit values

Argentina (Spanish)

Brazil (Portugese)

Canada - Alberta (English;
OHS Code, see Table 2, p. S1-2ff.)
Canada - British Columbia (English)

Czech Republic (Czech)

Estonia (Estonian; go to link "Lisa")

India (English,
Homepage of the provider)

Lithuania (Lithuanian)

Norway (Norwegian)

Portugal (Portuguese; update and cancerogenic and mutagenic substances)

Slovakia (Slovak; cancerogenic and mutagenic substances)

South Africa (English)

Contact

Dr Wolfgang Pflaumbaum

Staff function Hazardous substances

Tel: +49 30 13001-3010
Fax: +49 30 13001-38001