The list is based on Council Directive 98/24/EC. Member States are mandated to establish national occupational exposure limit values (OELVs) for the substances listed in the Annex, taking into account the Community values. The Directive establishes values for a reference period of eight-hours time weighted average and also for a short term period of 15 minutes for 58 substances.
- 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