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04 May 2018

Commission takes action to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals

The Commission proposes to limit workers' exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited since the beginning of this mandate. Estimates show that today's proposal would ...
21 September 2016

EU countries vote in favour of the European Commission’s proposal to harmonise hazard and safety information for use by Poison Centres

Published : Wed, 21 Sep 2016 Today, EU countries have voted in favour of a Commission proposal which will improve the availability of information on chemicals, needed in case of poisoning. This harmonisation will lead to better health prote...
13 May 2016

Commission proposes to protect workers better from cancer-causing chemicals

Cancer is the first cause of work-related deaths in the EU, accounting for 53% of the total. The number of deaths attributed to occupational cancer in the EU is reported to be around 102,000 per year.
04 March 2016

Consultation on the regulatory fitness of chemicals legislation (excluding REACH)

Published : Fri, 04 Mar 2016 Fri, 27 May 2016 This is a public consultation on the regulatory fitness of chemicals legislation (excluding REACH). Its objective is to obtain stakeholder views on the functioning of the legislative framework ...
12 February 2016

High-Level Conference on steel and other energy-intensive industries

Published : Fri, 12 Feb 2016 On Monday 15 February, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska are hosting a High-Level Conference in Brussels on energy-intensive industries.
26 January 2016

Commission selects 6 "model regions" to lead the way toward a sustainable chemical industry

Published : Tue, 26 Jan 2016 The European Sustainable Chemicals Support Service kicks off this week with its first meeting and the selection of six model regions in the field of sustainable chemicals production.