|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion|
|Series Details||COM (2023) 71|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 13 February 2023, introducing amendments to Council Directive 98/24/EC and Directive 2004/37/EC as regards the limit values for lead and its inorganic compounds and diisocyanates.
Council Directive 98/24/EC - also known as the Chemical Agents Directive (CAD) - sets out minimum requirement across the European Union (EU) for protecting workers from risks to their safety and health arising from the effects of chemical agents present at workplace or as a result of any work activity involving those agents. Directive 2004/37/EC - also known as the Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reprotoxic Substances Directive (CMRD) - sets out the minimum requirements for protecting workers against risks to their health and safety arising from exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work. It lays down preventive and protective measures, as well as exposure limits.
Through this legislative framework, exposure limit values and other provisions have been set or revised for many substances or groups of substances over the years. This draft law seeks to further improve the protection of workers from the health risks linked to the exposure of lead and diisocyanates.
The draft Directive was adopted by the European Commission on 13 February 2023. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach to the file on 12 June. The European Parliament's relevant committee adopted a negotiating position on 7 September. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text for the draft law was reached on 14 November.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs, Health|
|Subject Tags||Chemicals, Working Conditions|
|Keywords||Cancer, Health and Safety
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|