Expert appraisal for recommending occupational exposure limits for chemical agents concerning the assessment of measurement methods for 27 substances listed in the annex of the European Directive 2017/164/EU
This document summarises the work of the Expert Committee on “health reference values”,
on “expert appraisal for recommending occupational exposure limits for chemical agents”
(OEL Committee) and the Working group on metrology.
Presentation of the issue
Prior to the transposition of indicative European occupational exposure limits into French law,
ANSES is mandated by the Ministry of Labour to conduct an assessment of the methods
available for measuring the substances listed in the European Directives.
Since 2015, ANSES has thus included in its work programme the expert metrological appraisal
of substances listed in Directive 2017/164/EU.
Scientific and legal background
The European Commission establishes indicative European occupational exposure limits. To
carry out this task, it is assisted by a European expert committee, the SCOEL.
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