EH40 Legislation Update!

EH40 Legislation Update!

Details of changes below:

From the 21st of August 2018 substances from the 4th IOELV (indicative occupational exposure limits) list to be transposed into EH40 (work place exposure limits). 

Notable changes are:

  • Reduced CARBON MONOXIDE limits
  • SULPHER DIOXIDE now has a WEL (Workplace Exposure Limit)
  • MANGANESE has a respirable fraction limit and total inhalable limit has been reduced by 40%
  • The DIACETYL WEL is also new, and will have implications for the food sector
  • New limits for NITROGEN DIOXIDE and NITROGEN MONOXIDE. These 2 substances along with CARBON MONOXIDE have an extended transitional period for the tunnelling and mining industries (until August 2023). An interim limit will apply for these industries for nitrogen monoxide of 30mg/mor 25ppm from 21/08/18 to 20/08/2023 in line with Directive 91/322/EEC
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