Germany TRGS 900 Workplace exposure limits updated

2020-03-13

2-Chlorethanol, Chloroethylene, Ethanethiol, Methanethiol, Methanol, Methyl formate and Polyethylene glycols (PEG 200-600).

On 13 March 2020, the German Committee on Hazardous Substances (Ausschuss für Gefahrstoffe – AGS) Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (TRGS) 900 Workplace exposure limits were updated.

The following substance were added:

Bitumen: steam and aerosol for the hot processing of distillation and air-rectified bitumen

Dichloroacetic acid and its salts

The following substance was deleted:

Zirconium and water insoluble compounds

The limits of the following substances were updated:

2-Chlorethanol

Chloroethylene

Ethanethiol

Methanethiol

Methanol

Methyl formate

Polyethylene glycols (PEG 200-600)

Yordas Group, 13 March 2020
; https://www.yordasgroup.com/hive/news/article/858