Information for Researchers No. 6 | 21 February 2018
Maximum Workplace Concentrations and Biological Exposure Limits List Now Available in Spanish
The mandate of the DFG’s Permanent Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area is to continuously evaluate chemicals of relevance in the workplace. These evaluations are updated every year and published in the form of the List of Maximum Workplace Concentrations (MAK values) and Biological Exposure Limits (BAT values).
Up to now the list has been available to interested members of the public, policymakers, decision-makers and academics in German and English. In response to feedback from occupational medicine practitioners that this information was not sufficiently accessible in the Latin American language area, but that a reliable factual basis for safe and healthy working is of course highly relevant in this region as it is elsewhere, the list has now been translated into Spanish. The data provided by the Senate Commission therefore provides an independent, scientifically sound source of information for many Spanish-speaking emerging nations where there is often a lack of resources for evidence-based occupational safety limits and guidelines for preventive medical check-ups. The Permanent Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area is thus contributing, also at an international level, to science-based health protection in the workplace, which is becoming increasingly important in a globally interconnected economy.
Further information about the Permanent Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area is available at:
The Spanish version of the list is available at:
- Link auf PDF-Dateiwww.dfg.de/download/pdf/dfg_im_profil/gremien/senat/arbeitsstoffe/ mak_bat_werte_liste_2017_spanisch.pdf
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