Commission Directive 96/94/EC of 18 December 1996 establishing a second list of indicative limit values in implementation of Council Directive 80/1107/EEC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to chemical, physical and biological agents at work (Text with EEA relevance)

Coming into Force17 January 1997
End of Effective Date30 December 2000
Celex Number31996L0094
ELIhttp://data.europa.eu/eli/dir/1996/94/oj
Published date28 December 1996
Date18 December 1996
Official Gazette PublicationOfficial Journal of the European Communities, L 338, 28 December 1996
EUR-Lex - 31996L0094 - EN

Commission Directive 96/94/EC of 18 December 1996 establishing a second list of indicative limit values in implementation of Council Directive 80/1107/EEC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to chemical, physical and biological agents at work (Text with EEA relevance)

Official Journal L 338 , 28/12/1996 P. 0086 - 0088


COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 96/94/EC of 18 December 1996 establishing a second list of indicative limit values in implementation of Council Directive 80/1107/EEC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to chemical, physical and biological agents at work (Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 80/1107/EEC of 27 November 1980 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to chemical, physical and biological agents at work (1), as last amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, and in particular the first subparagraph of Article 8 (4) thereof,

Having regard to the opinion of the Advisory Committee of Safety, Hygiene and Health Protection at Work,

Whereas indicative limit values should be regarded as an important part of the overall approach to the setting of limit values and ensuring the protection of the health of workers at the workplace;

Whereas a first list of indicative limit values was established by Commission Directive 91/322/EEC (2);

Whereas a second list of indicative limit values can be drawn up at Community level following evaluation of the latest available scientific data on occupational health effects and on the availability of the measuring techniques;

Whereas, is preparing its Directive, the Commission was assisted by a scientific committee set up pursuant to Commission Directive 95/320/EC (3); whereas this Committee was responsible for the evaluation of the available scientific data;

Whereas, in addition, it is necessary to establish short-term limit values for certain substances to take account of effects arising from short-term exposure;

Whereas, for some agents, it is necessary to have regard also to the possibility of penetration through the skin, in order to ensure the best possible level of protection;

Whereas indicative limit values need to be kept under review and will need to be revised if new scientific data...

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