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BOD Decision – 2011/07/09-02 – The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Occupational Exposure Limits

At the July 2011 meeting, the BOD provided their decision on the 2011 new and revised ACGIH TLVs for eight substances.
The BOD approved the adoption of the ACGIH TLVs as BC OELs for Acetic anhydride, Carbon black, Ethyl benzene, Methyl isopropyl ketone, Soapstone, and 4,4’-Thiobis(6-tert-butyl-m-cresol). Effective September 15, 2011, these six substances will be removed from the Table of OELs for Excluded Substances in Policy R5.48-1:

  • Acetic anhydride
  • Carbon black
  • Ethyl benzene
  • Methyl isopropyl ketone
  • Soapstone
  • 4,4' - Thiobis (6-ter-butyl-m-cresol)

The BOD decided to maintain the following substances on the Table of OELs for Excluded Substances with no changes to their respective limits:

  • Maleic anhydride
  • 2,4 - Pentanedione

The reason for the BOD decision for the above substances is that there are no validated sampling methods for Maleic anhydride and 2,4-Pentanedione. There will be on-going monitoring of the availability of validated sampling methods for each of these substances.

Meeting Date: Jul 19, 2011 File type: PDF (191 KB) Asset type: Policy & Regulation Decision