Dnels, OELs and Workplace Safety

9 October, 2014

knoell recently published an article in the September issue of ChemicalWatchs Global Business Briefing on Dnels, OELs and workplace safety.


Facility managers should carefully examine the situation regarding exposure limit values in their EU member state!

In Europe, safe working conditions in industrial sectors dealing with chemicals are regulated both at the EU and national level. The safe use of chemicals is one of the main objectives of the EU REACH Regulation, and instructions on how to do this must be communicated along the supply chain as part of exposure scenarios. Also, the EU health and safety framework Directive and its fourteenth individual Directive (98/24/EC) define general principles of prevention as well as assigning responsibilities and obligations. EU member states have to enforce compliance with these Directives and have established additional national laws.

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Dr. Elisabeth Wekel Head of Business Chemicals & Biocides - Product Safety
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