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Decree Law No. 1/2021

Publication: Republic Diary No. 3/2021, Series I of 2021-01-06
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 1/2021
  • Pages: 9 - 13

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law transposes into national law the Directive establishing a fifth list of indicative occupational exposure limit values for chemical agents.

To this end, it amends the national system consolidating the minimum requirements for the protection of workers from risks to their health and safety arising from exposure to chemical agents at work, which applies to all activities of the private, cooperative and social sectors, central, regional and local public administration, public institutes and other legal persons governed by public law, as well as to self-employed workers.

What is going to change?

Following the recommendation of the Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits to Chemical Agents (SCOEL), short-term exposure limit values are fixed for some chemical agents, namely aniline, trimethylamine, 2-phenylpropane (cumene), sec-butyl acetate, 4-aminotoluene, isobutyl acetate, isoamyl alcohol, n-butyl acetate and phosphoryl trichloride.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law provides for the adequate and continuous protection of workers from safety and health risks due to exposure to chemical agents at work by updating the list of exposure limit values.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 20 May 2021.

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