Written by Nicole Scholz (4th edition),
The European Commission proposes to amend Directive 2004/37/EC by expanding its scope and by including and/or revising occupational exposure limit values for a number of cancer-causing chemical agents. According to the Commission, this would improve workers’ health protection, increase the effectiveness of the EU framework and promote clarity for economic operators.
Overall, the proposal has received a broad welcome from stakeholders.
The Council reached a general approach on 13 October 2016. The European Parliament’s EMPL Committee rapporteur has presented her draft report, which was considered in December. A total of 196 amendments have been tabled on the Commission proposal. The Committee vote is scheduled for 27-28 February 2017.
- February 2017: Limits on exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work (4th edition)
- December 2016: Limits on exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work (3rd edition)
- October 2016: Limits on exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work (2nd edition)
- June 2016: Limits on exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work (1st edition)
|Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work|
|Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)
Marita Ulvskog (S&D, Sweden)
Claude Rolin (EPP, Belgium)
Anthea McIntyre (ECR, United Kingdom)
Renate Weber (ALDE, Romania)
Patrick Le Hyaric (GUE/NGL, France)
Karima Delli (Greens/EFA, France)
Laura Agea (EFDD, Italy)
Joëlle Mélin (ENF, France)
|COM(2016)0248 of 13.05.2016
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
|Next steps expected:||Vote on draft report in EMPL Committee|