Proposed code of practice for management of end-of-life lamps containing mercury: chapter 13

13. Other Considerations

Businesses or facilities that handle or manage end-of-life mercury-containing lamps need to consider the requirements and should consult any guidance for worker health and safety established by the jurisdiction in which they operate. Heath Canada’s guideline for mercury exposure limit is 0.025 mg/m³ (for elemental and inorganic mercury). The exposure limit for national occupational health standards is set by the Canada Labour Code and its Regulations, and is based on the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for Chemical Substances, as determined by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.Footnote17 Please contact the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety or the ministry responsible for occupational health and safety in your province or territory for more information.

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