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EurActiv events on REACH and OELs

EurActiv is a European Media Network active in 12 EU capitals. It publishes free EU news and facilitates EU policy debates for policy professionals in 12 languages. Read more »

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Cross-industry recommendations for better regulation in chemicals management

At the beginning of 2015, a group of European industry associations came together to exchange their experiences and the lessons learned from the REACH process. The result is a position paper that includes various recommendations for improved regulation of chemicals.

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REFIT – making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly

REFIT is the European Commission’s Regulatory Fitness and Performance programme. Action is taken to make EU law simpler and to reduce regulatory costs, thus contributing to a clear, stable and predictable regulatory framework supporting growth and jobs.

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Revision of Directive 2004/37/EC – carcinogens or mutagens at work

Directive 2004/37/EC (CMR Directive) protects workers against health and safety risks from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work. Amongst various other materials, Alumino Silicate Wool (Refractory Ceramic Fibres, RCF) are included in the scope of the review.

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Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS)

At request of the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Health Council of the Netherlands evaluates and judges the carcinogenic properties of substances to which workers are occupationally exposed. The evaluation is performed by the subcommittee on Classifying Carcinogenic Substances of the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) of the Health Council.

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Revision of TRGS 619 “Substitute materials for aluminium silicate wool products”

The “Technische Regeln für Gefahrstoffe (TRGS)” (Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances) are produced by the “Ausschuss für Gefahrstoffe (AGS)”, a committee associated with the German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. TRGS 619 deals with „Substitute materials for aluminium silicate wool products”.

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Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limit Values (SCOEL)

The Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limit Values (SCOEL) is a committee of the European Commission established in 1995 to advice on occupational exposure limits for chemicals in the workplace.

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