Directive 2019/1831: new European occupational exposure limit values

Directive 2019/1831: what’s new?

Directive 2019/1831: new European occupational exposure limit valuesOn October 24th 2019 the European Directive 2019/1831 has been published. This directive updates Annex III Directive 2004/37/CE, containing the occupational exposure limit values by adding new entries.

The ten substances added with Directive 2019/1831 are the following:

- Aniline (CAS 62-53-3)
- Chloromethane (CAS 74-87-3)
- Trimethylamine (CAS 75-50-3)
- 2-Phenylpropane (Cumene) (CAS 98-82-8)
- sec-Butyl acetate (CAS 105-46-4)
- 4-aminotoluene (CAS 106-49-0)
- Isobutyl acetate (CAS 110-19-0)
- Isoamyl alcohol (CAS 123-51-3)
- n-Butyl acetate (CAS 123-86-4)
- Phosphoryl trichloride (CAS 10025-87-3)

For some of these chemical agents, i.e. aniline, trimethylamine, 2-phenylpropane (cumene), sec-butyl acetate, 4-aminotoluene, isobutyl acetate, isoamyl alcohol, n-butyl acetate and phosphoryl trichloride, the short-term exposure limit values have been established. Regarding 2- Phenylpropane, currently listed in the Annex to Directive 2000/39/EC, the revised limit value will be inserted and the corresponding entry will be deleted from the Annex.

Directive 2019/1831 came into force on November 13th 2019, therefore member States have time until May 20th 2021 to adopt this update.

Selerant is already working on providing its customers with a data update concerning Directive 2019/1831.

To read the full text of Directive 2019/1831 follow the link:

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