E-Limit

Search E-Limit for the WorkSafeBC exposure limits for airborne chemical substances. A PDF version of the exposure limit table can be found here.

2022-11-07: "All substances list" is sorted in alphabetical order based on the substance name instead of prefixes; version number added to the E-Limit’s home page.

2022-06-22: E-Limit has been updated to include substances that have been added to the Table of Exposure Limits for Excluded Substances in Prevention Manual Item OHS Policy R5.48-1 - For further details, click here

2022-04-05: The following items within E-Limit have been addressed – FAQ content and structure updated to reflect enhancements and new features.

2022-03-24: E-Limit has been updated to include the following enhancements and/or functions – Added chemical formulae and synonyms search function; added new information (i.e., IDLH values, adverse health effects the exposure limits are intended to minimize); improved partial word searches.

2022-03-01: E-Limit has been updated with the Board of Directors’ approved BC Exposure Limits – For further details, click here

WorkSafeBC publishes this exposure limit table in accordance with its mandate under the Workers Compensation Act to provide information and promote public awareness. This table does not represent the official exposure limits and designations. WorkSafeBC does not warrant the accuracy or the completeness of the information in this table, and none of its board of directors, employees or agents shall be liable to any person for any loss or damage of any nature arising from this version.

Everyone in the workplace has certain responsibilities for workplace health and safety. As an employer, it's important that you understand your own rights and responsibilities for workplace health and safety, as well as those of owners, supervisors, prime contractors, and workers.