OELs derivation in Poland and in the former Eastern Bloc with reference to approaches and practices applied in the EU

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/576302
Title:
OELs derivation in Poland and in the former Eastern Bloc with reference to approaches and practices applied in the EU
Authors:
Socko, Renata; Czerczak, Slawomir; Kupczewska-Dobecka, Malgorzata
Other Titles:
USTALANIE DOPUSZCZALNYCH POZIOMÓW NARAŻENIA ZAWODOWEGO W POLSCE I PAŃSTWACH DAWNEGO BLOKU WSCHODNIEGO W ŚWIETLE PODEJŚCIA I ROZWIĄZAŃ UE
Abstract:
Based on the literature, current legislation and the European Union (EU) directives, the rules to protect the health of workers in Poland and the countries of the former Eastern Bloc were analyzed. Since 2002, the activities in the field of hygiene standards in the countries of the former Eastern Bloc have been correlated with the EU policy. The functioning of the system of maximum admissible concentrations (MAC) having been implemented in Poland for many years before the accession to the EU, has provided for a relatively quick adjustment of Polish regulations on chemicals to the relevant European law. The Polish list includes 543 substances. In the former Eastern Bloc countries, intensification of work after joining the EU has caused the lists in those countries to contain from 285 substances in Slovakia to 780 in Lithuania. Currently, all substances included in the EU lists (up to and including the 3rd list of occupational exposure limit values of the Directive 2009/161/EC) have been governed by the Polish, Lithuanian, Czech, Latvian and Hungarian law. In Estonia and Slovakia the provisions of the Directive 2006/15/EC establishing the second list of occupational exposure limits have been implemented. Individual national lists contain much more chemicals than the EU list containing currently 122 substances. The legislative process in the EU is slow, and that is why the national law is important and necessary due to the local needs in selected areas. It is necessary to correlate the activities in the field of determining regional occupational exposure limit (OEL) values in the countries of the Eastern Bloc and the EU.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
Citation:
Medycyna Pracy 2015;66(3):383–392
Journal:
Medycyna Pracy
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/576302
DOI:
10.13075/mp.5893.00145
Additional Links:
http://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/OELs-Derivation-in-Poland-and-in-the-Former-Eastern-Bloc-with-Reference-to-Approaches-and-Practices-Applied-in-the-EU,58314,0,2.html; http://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/OELs-derivation-in-Poland-and-in-the-former-Eastern-Bloc-with-reference-to-approaches-and-practices-applied-in-the-EU,58314,0,1.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0465-5893
Sponsors:
Phase III of the National Programme “Safety and working conditions improvement,” funded in the years 2014–2016 in the area of tasks related to services for the State by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.
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dc.contributor.authorSocko, Renataen
dc.contributor.authorCzerczak, Slawomiren
dc.contributor.authorKupczewska-Dobecka, Malgorzataen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-02T10:21:01Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-02T10:21:01Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationMedycyna Pracy 2015;66(3):383–392en
dc.identifier.issn0465-5893en
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/mp.5893.00145en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/576302en
dc.description.abstractBased on the literature, current legislation and the European Union (EU) directives, the rules to protect the health of workers in Poland and the countries of the former Eastern Bloc were analyzed. Since 2002, the activities in the field of hygiene standards in the countries of the former Eastern Bloc have been correlated with the EU policy. The functioning of the system of maximum admissible concentrations (MAC) having been implemented in Poland for many years before the accession to the EU, has provided for a relatively quick adjustment of Polish regulations on chemicals to the relevant European law. The Polish list includes 543 substances. In the former Eastern Bloc countries, intensification of work after joining the EU has caused the lists in those countries to contain from 285 substances in Slovakia to 780 in Lithuania. Currently, all substances included in the EU lists (up to and including the 3rd list of occupational exposure limit values of the Directive 2009/161/EC) have been governed by the Polish, Lithuanian, Czech, Latvian and Hungarian law. In Estonia and Slovakia the provisions of the Directive 2006/15/EC establishing the second list of occupational exposure limits have been implemented. Individual national lists contain much more chemicals than the EU list containing currently 122 substances. The legislative process in the EU is slow, and that is why the national law is important and necessary due to the local needs in selected areas. It is necessary to correlate the activities in the field of determining regional occupational exposure limit (OEL) values in the countries of the Eastern Bloc and the EU.en
dc.description.sponsorshipPhase III of the National Programme “Safety and working conditions improvement,” funded in the years 2014–2016 in the area of tasks related to services for the State by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/OELs-Derivation-in-Poland-and-in-the-Former-Eastern-Bloc-with-Reference-to-Approaches-and-Practices-Applied-in-the-EU,58314,0,2.htmlen
dc.relation.urlhttp://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/OELs-derivation-in-Poland-and-in-the-former-Eastern-Bloc-with-reference-to-approaches-and-practices-applied-in-the-EU,58314,0,1.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medycyna Pracyen
dc.subjectPolanden
dc.subjectEUen
dc.subjectEastern Europeen
dc.subjectOccupational exposureen
dc.subjectMAC-TWAen
dc.subjectMAC-STELen
dc.titleOELs derivation in Poland and in the former Eastern Bloc with reference to approaches and practices applied in the EUen_US
dc.title.alternativeUSTALANIE DOPUSZCZALNYCH POZIOMÓW NARAŻENIA ZAWODOWEGO W POLSCE I PAŃSTWACH DAWNEGO BLOKU WSCHODNIEGO W ŚWIETLE PODEJŚCIA I ROZWIĄZAŃ UEen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalMedycyna Pracyen
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