by Shanice Chia
On March 14, 2018, the Taiwan Ministry of Labor (MOL) published the official amendment on the Standards of Permissible Exposure Limits of Airborne Hazardous Substances in the Workplace. The standards were stipulated under Article 12 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act on August 7, 1974 and had undergone a total of seven revisions. In view of the 1-Bromopropane over-exposure accident in 2013, the latest amendment was published to reduce the occurrence of related occupational diseases and to protect worker health. The amended regulations will take effect from July 1, 2019 onwards.
The amendment contains the same information as its earlier draft. Please see our previous blog article for additional information: Taiwan MOL Drafts Amendment on Standards of Permissible Exposure Limits of Airborne Hazardous Substances in the Workplace
Recommended Action Items:
- Be familiar with the revised standards.
- Be aware of the effective date and comply with the published PELs.
References (only available in Traditional Chinese):
- “Ministry of Labor Order is hereby given, for the Amendment on Article 11, and Appendix 1 and 2 of Article 2 of “Standards Permissible Exposure Limits at Job Site” (勞動部修正「勞工作業場所容許暴露標準」第11條條文及第2條附表1、附表2). 行政院公報資訊網. N.p., 14 March 2018. Web. 23 March 2018
- “Standards of Permissible Exposure Limits of Airborne Hazardous Substances in the Workplace” (勞工作業場所容許暴露標準). 全國法規資料庫. 14 March 2018. Web. 23 March 2018
Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)
Time-Weighted Average (TWA)