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Amended proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work

Abstract

The purpose of this proposal is to undertake a codification of the Directives relating to the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work. Under the rules relating to codification, the new Directive will supersede the various acts incorporated in it; and the new proposal should fully preserve the content of the acts being codified and hence do no more than bring them together with only such formal amendments as are required by the codification exercise itself. However, there appears to have been some discussion as to whether this proposal introduces substantive changes or not, so if you affected by the rules relating to the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work it is probably worth you looking at the proposal to verify whether the changes proposed are substantive or only formal amendments.

Process

Commission Status

18/02/2009
Proposal Adopted by European Commission
Next Action: TBA

EU Parliament Status

18/02/2009
Received from Commission
Next Action: Will be allocated to relevant Parliamentary Committee(s)

Council Status

18/02/2009 Received from Commission
Next Action: TBA

Additional Comments

None

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