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Limits on exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Nicole Scholz (5th edition),

Limits on exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work

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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 received a broad welcome from stakeholders.

After completion of the legislative procedure at first reading in the European Parliament and the Council, the presidents of the co-legislators signed the final act on 12 December 2017. The directive applies as from 16 January 2018.

Versions

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
Committee responsible: Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) COM(2016) 0248 of 13.05.2016, 2016/130(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Rapporteur: Marita Ulvskog (S&D, Sweden)
Shadow rapporteurs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Procedure completed. Directive (EU) 2017/2398
OJ L 345, 27.12.2017, p. 87

Stage: procedure completed

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