European directives

Advisory committee on safety, Hygiene and health protection at work: Opinion on proposal 11280/3/02 establishing a 2nd list of IOELVs under directive 98/24/EC. Brussels (2002)

Commission Directive 2000/39/EC of 8 June 2000 establishing a first list of indicative occupational limit values in implementation of Council Directive 98/24/EC on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work

Council Directive 98/24/EC of 7 April 1998 on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work (fourteenth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC)


EN 14031: Workplace atmospheres - Determination of airborne endotoxins (September 2021)

ISO 15202 (all parts): Workplace air - Determination of metals and metalloids in airborne particulate matter by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (May 2020)

EN 689: Workplace atmospheres - Guidance for the assessment of exposure by inhalation to chemical agents for comparison with limit values and measurement strategy (January 2020)

ISO/TS 21748: Guidance for the use of repeatability, reproducibility and trueness estimates in measurement uncertainty estimation (2017)

ISO 15767: Workplace atmospheres - Controlling and characterizing errors in weighing collected aerosols (October 2010)

EN 13890: Workplace atmospheres - Procedures for measuring metals and metalloids in airborne particles - Requirements and test methods (January 2010)

ISO 3534-1: Statistics - Vocabulary and symbols - Part 1: Probability and general statistical terms (October 2009)

EN 482: Workplace atmospheres - General requirements for the performance of procedures for the measurement of chemical agents (February 2005)

ISO 5725-1-6: Accuracy (trueness and precision) of measurement methods and results (August 2002)

ENV 13005: 1999: Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement

ISO 6879: 1995: Air quality - Performance characteristics and related concepts for air quality measuring methods

EN 482: Workplace atmospheres - General requirements for the performance of procedures for the measurement of chemical agents (September 1994)

EN 481: Workplace atmospheres - Size fraction definitions for measurement of airborne particles (September 1993)

Uncertainty in Analytical methods

Magnusson, Bertil & Näykki, Teemu & Hovind, Håvard & Krysell, Mikael. (2012). Handbook for Calculation of Measurement Uncertainty in Environmental Laboratories. Nordtest TR 537 edition 3.1.

S L R Ellison and A Williams (Eds). Eurachem/CITAC guide: Quantifying Uncertainty in Analytical Measurement, Third edition, (2012) ISBN 978-0-948926-30-3

Bartley, D.: Prediction Interval Interpretations of Uncertainty: Measurement-Method Validation. NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods, Cincinnati (2003)

Kenny L.C.: Developments in Workplace Aerosol Sampling, A Review. The Analyst 121 (1996) p. 1233-1239

Kenny, L.C.: Pilot Study of CEN protocols for the performance testing of workplace aerosol sampling instruments. EU project MAT1-CT92-0047, HSL, Sheffield, UK, 1995

Dababases for analyzed substances

Stamm, R.: MEGA-Database: One Million Data Since 1972. Appl. Occup. Environm. Hyg. 16 (2000) no. 2, pp. 159-163

Vincent, R.; Jeandel, B.: COLCHIC – Occupational exposure to chemical agents database: current contents and development perspectives. Appl. Occup. Environm. Hyg. 16 (2001) no. 2, pp. 115-121

International limit values

Limit values Austria: Verordnung über Grenzwerte für Arbeitsstoffe und über krebserzeugende Arbeitsstoffe (Grenzwerteverordnung 2003 – GKV 2003) (herausgegeben am 18.3.2003). BGBl. II Nr. 184/2003, Änderung der Grenzwerteverordnung 2001 GKV 2003, idF. 2004, BGBl. II Nr. 119/2004 (herausgegeben am 10.3.2004)

Limit values Italy: Decreto Legislativo del Governo n. 277, 15/08/1991, Decreto Legislativo n. 66, 25/02/2000, Decreto Ministeriale 26/02/2004

Limit values France : Valeurs limites d'exposition professionnelle aux agents chimiques en France. ND 2098. INRS (2004), 20 p., available at <>

Limit values Spain : Límites de Exposición Profesional para Agentes Químicos en España 2003 (Occupational Exposure Limits for Chemical Agents in Spain 2003). Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Madrid (2003), available at < >

Limit values Germany: Grenzwerte in der Luft am Arbeitsplatz - Luftgrenzwerte, Ausgabe Oktober 2000, zuletzt geändert Juni 2003. BArbBl. (2003) Nr. 6

Limit Values United Kingdom: Health and Safety Executive, EH40/2002 Occupational Exposure Limits 2002 HSE Books (2002) ISBN 0 7176 2083 2, with EH40/2002 Occupational Exposure Limits Supplement 2003 HSE Books (2003) ISBN 0 7176 2172 3

Limit values Denmark: At-vejledning C.0.1: Grænseværdier for stoffer og materialer, udgave oktober 2002. Available at <>

Limit values Sweden: Occupational Exposure Limit Values and Measures against Air Contaminants, Statute Book of the Swedish National Board of Occupational Safety and Health, AFS 2000:3, English translation, Solna (Sweden), 2000