Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1977;3(1):1-15    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.2796

Occupational health standards. An international comparison.

by Holmberg B, Winell M

The background for establishing standards for toxic agents is reviewed, and the standards of 14 different countries, including Sweden, are compared with special reference to criteria and organizational aspects. The differences among countries in the numerical limit values for toxic substances are largely due to differences in definitions, biomedical criteria, technical feasibility and sociopolitical judgements.

The following articles refer to this text: 1977;3(3):160; 1977;3(3):160-162