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Directive (EU) 2019/130 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive (EU) 2019/130 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 January 2019 amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (Text with EEA relevance)

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ANNEX III LIMIT VALUES AND OTHER DIRECTLY RELATED PROVISIONS (ARTICLE 16)

A.LIMIT VALUES FOR OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE

a

EC No, i.e. Einecs, ELINCS or NLP, is the official number of the substance within the European Union, as defined in Section 1.1.1.2 in Annex VI, Part 1, of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

b

CAS No: Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number.

c

Measured or calculated in relation to a reference period of eight hours time-weighted average (TWA).

d

Short-term exposure limit (STEL). A limit value above which exposure should not occur and which is related to a 15-minute period unless otherwise specified.

e
mg/m3

=

milligrams per cubic metre of air at 20 °C and 101,3 kPa (760 mm mercury pressure).

f
ppm

=

parts per million by volume in air (ml/m3).

g
f/ml

=

fibres per millilitre.

h

Inhalable fraction: if hardwood dusts are mixed with other wood dusts, the limit value shall apply to all wood dusts present in that mixture.

i

Respirable fraction.

j

Substantial contribution to the total body burden via dermal exposure possible.

l

Measured as elemental carbon.

Name of agentEC NoaCAS NobLimit valuesNotationTransitional measures
8 hourscShort-termd
mg/m3 eppmff/mlgmg/m3 eppmff/mlg
Hardwood dusts2hLimit value 3 mg/m3 until 17 January 2023

Chromium (VI) compounds which are carcinogens within the meaning of point (i) of Article 2(a)

(as chromium)

0,005

Limit value 0,010 mg/m3 until 17 January 2025

Limit value: 0,025 mg/m3 for welding or plasma cutting processes or similar work processes that generate fume until 17 January 2025

Refractory ceramic fibres which are carcinogens within the meaning of point (i) of Article 2(a)0,3
Respirable crystalline silica dust0,1i
Benzene200-753-771-43-23,251skinj
Vinyl chloride monomer200-831-075-01-42,61
Ethylene oxide200-849-975-21-81,81skinj
1,2-Epoxypropane200-879-275-56-92,41
Trichloroethylene201-167-479-01-654,710164,130skinj
Acrylamide201-173-779-06-10,1skinj
2-Nitropropane201-209-179-46-9185
o-Toluidine202-429-095-53-40,50,1skinj
4,4′-Methylenedianiline202-974-4101-77-90,08skinj
Epichlorohydrine203-439-8106-89-81,9skinj
Ethylene dibromide203-444-5106-93-40,80,1skinj
1,3-Butadiene203-450-8106-99-02,21
Ethylene dichloride203-458-1107-06-28,22skinj
Hydrazine206-114-9302-01-20,0130,01skinj
Bromoethylene209-800-6593-60-24,41
Diesel engine exhaust emissions0,05lThe limit value shall apply from 21 February 2023. For underground mining and tunnel construction the limit value shall apply from 21 February 2026.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons mixtures, particularly those containing benzo[a]pyrene, which are carcinogens within the meaning of this Directiveskinj
Mineral oils that have been used before in internal combustion engines to lubricate and cool the moving parts within the engineskinj

B.OTHER DIRECTLY RELATED PROVISIONS

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