The position paper published by the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU), reflects on the different available risk management options (RMO) and especially on the OEL setting process.

The AmCham EU recommends considering setting OELs for the manufacture or use of hazardous substances which have raised concerns in the workplace, instead of Authorisation. This OEL setting procedure should be recognized as a ‘specific Community legislation imposing minimum requirements relating to the protection of human health or the environment for the use of the substance’ (REACH, art; 58.2) – allowing the substance, and its identified uses, to be exempted from the Authorisation process

[Link to position paper]