On 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:
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: