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New guidance on occupational exposure limits

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

ECHA has published guidance for preparing a scientific report for health based exposure limits and occupational exposure limits (OELs) at the workplace. It aligns the methodologies in REACH and occupational health and safety legislation to establish safe levels of exposure to chemicals at the workplace. The document takes the findings of the ECHA/RAC – SCOEL joint task force into account It is a follow-up of the REACH review, improving the interface between REACH and occupational health and safety legislation. As of 2019, ECHA has started providing recommendations for occupational exposure limits (OELs) that protect workers exposed to hazardous chemicals. For the full report follow this link: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/23036412/ircsa_r8_appendix_oels_en.pdf/f1d45aca-193b-a7f5-55ce-032b3a13f9d8

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