The Commission aims to add or revise occupational exposure limits for a number of substances by amending annexes one and three of the Directive. While Ceemet welcomes the revision of this Directive and see its benefit as a method to protect workers from exposure to carcinogens and mutagens, there are a number of factors with which we take issue in its construction.
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- European legislation is not consistent in setting Occupational Exposure Limit Values (OELs)
- The data used for this review is not relevant
- Ceemet advocates a holistic approach to chemicals at an EU level
- The addition of new substances needs to be done on an evidence based approach
- The legislative process must take account of the evaluation of all EU OSH legislation