European Union :: Protection of workers

EU legislation protects workers against the harmful effects/dangers of: Exposure to vinyl chloride monomer (78/610/EEC); Chemical, physical and biological agents (general 80/1107/EEC and 96/94/EC ; chemical agents 98/24/EC and 2000/39/EC ; biological agents 90/679/EEC 2000/54/EC and amendments); Physical agents — vibration (2002/44/EC); Physical agents — electromagnetic fields (2004/40/EC); Metallic lead poisoning (82/605/EEC); Explosive atmospheres in mines (82/130/EEC and 1999/92/EC ); Exposure to asbestos (83/477/EEC); Noise at work (86/188/EEC); Excessive working hours: road transport (Regulations 3820/85 and 3821/85); Exposure to 2-Naphthylamine and its salts, 4-aminobiphenyl and its salts, benzidine and its salts and 4-nitrodiphenyl (88/364/EEC); Excessive manual handling of loads (90/269/EEC); The prolonged use of display screen equipment (90/270/EEC); Ionizing radiation (90/641/Euratom and 96/29/Euratom); Carcinogens (90/394/EEC and 1999/38/EC); Excessive working hours: Seafarers (1999/95/EC); Excessive working hours (93/104/EC amended by 300L0034, young people 94/33/EC), In 2014, the European Union’s Council of Ministers adopted measures to protect workers from exposure to dangerous chemicals in the workplace …

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