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EU Policy on OSH The most developed area of social policies Community strategies since the 70ies A (nearly) comprehensive set of directives Improvement.

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1 EU Policy on OSH The most developed area of social policies Community strategies since the 70ies A (nearly) comprehensive set of directives Improvement of working conditions as aim of the treaty – Article 153 Fundamental workers right (ILO) The role of the social partners Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

2 EU Legislation Legislation as the basis for occupational health and participation 89/391 Framework Directive 20 Single Directives according Art. 16 of the Framework Directive Example: 92/57 – Construction Site Directive Prosperity phase 1989 ff. Today: Stagnation EU Policy on OSH Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

3 Framework conditions The Crisis and its results on working conditions Precarisation of the construction sector The last community strategy – the weakest we have ever seen Defensive of the Directorate General Employment and Social Affairs Fundamental workers right (ILO) Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

4 Noise Atmosphere Lighting Workplace and tools Work situation and working hours Breaks Working environment Work organisation Work location Position in the hierarchy Science Work sciences State of the art Industrial and organisational psychology Verified work-scientific knowledge Substan ces Work requirement and qualification Workplace Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna Functional Differentiation

5 Functional differentiation - effects Some consequences in terms of hazards and OSH strategies Higher complexity = multi-factorial hazards From accident to chemicals to work organisation Needed: holistic approaches Collaboration between the subsystems Research and development Other policy areas Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

6 The relation of OSH to other policy areas Gender Equality Active aging Sustainable development Education Research and development Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna Functional differentiation - consequences

7 The New Strategy – demands General demands Streamlining Forms of employment Financing Concrete targets (not only accidents) Strengthening labour inspectorates Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

8 The New Strategy – demands Demands regarding the contents Revision of the carcinogenic directive Stronger application of the REACH regulation Better classification of carcinogenic substances Better protection of workers from carcinogens Better recognition of cancers as occupational diseases (EU list of occupational diseases) Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

9 The New Strategy – state of play The original planning of the European Commission: Report in November Together with the report: Outlook on the new strategy Public consultation Presentation of the next strategy – first half 2013 Discussion in the European Parliament Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

10 The New Strategy – state of play The new planning of the European Commission: Report in March 2013 Together with the report: Outlook on the new strategy Public consultation Presentation of the next strategy – second half 2013 Discussion in the European Parliament Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

11 The New Strategy – state of play The reality: Nothing has happened Statement of Mr Andor at the ETUC conference on 24 April Some statements from sectorial social partners / ACHS / member states Needed: pressure form the national level Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

12 EFBWW campaign Registration of all asbestos sources Qualification of workers Safe working conditions The recognition of all asbestos related diseases Compensation for all diseases Europe 2023 – Asbestos Free Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

13 Verbrauch von Asbest und Verbot von Asbest– Tonnen ,000 Tonnen>10,000 Tonnen Verbot Quelle: USGS Apparent Consumption data (2009) and IBAS National Ban Lists

14 Asbestos: Initiative report of the European Parliament Rapporteur: Stephen Hughes UK The report was adopted at 14 March 2013 Addressee: European Commission The report is avaialbe in all languages //EP//TEXT+REPORT+A DOC+XML+V0//IT Will the European Commission react? Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

15 Initiative report of the European Parliament 62 Recommendations and demands are formulated Registration of all asbestos The development of removal plans Training and qualification The recognition of asbestos related diseases Support for victims A world wide ban of all kind of asbestos Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

16 Initiativbericht des Europäischen Parlaments Removal programmes A coordinated asbestos strategy as part of the new community strategy (16) Action plans for the european, national and regional levels are demanded (24) Strengthening market surveilance (18) SLIC activities for the better application of asbesots directives (14) Änderung der Ausnahmebestimmungen zum Asbestverbot (17) Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

17 Initiative report of the European Parliament Proposals A model for the screening of asbestos (1,2) Combine the energy efficiency of buildings and the removal of asbestos (4,5) Special directive for the qualification of workers (10) Training for labour inspectorates (11) Harmonized proceedings for the recognition and compensation of diseases (19,21,23) Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

18 Revision of the carcinogenic directive Binding occupational exposure limit values for 10 substances Silica dust – highly disputed – a limit value of 0,1 mg/m³ is proposed For hard wood dust a reduction from 5 to 3 mg is proposed – review after five years Chromium VI – a limit value between 25 – 50 µg/m³ is considered When the Commission will present a draft ??? No intention to also cover mutagens Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna

19 Thank you very much for your attention Sicurezza sul lavoro in edilizia – 8 May 2013 / Bologna


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