Written by Nicole Scholz (5th 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 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.
- January 2018: Limits on exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work (5th edition)
- 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|
|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)|
|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