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In April 2018, the European Commission published their proposal for the third review of the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive. The proposal included proposed occupational exposure limits (OELs) for Formaldehyde, among 4 other substances.

Formacare initiated a follow-up of the discussions we first had with the social partners in 2016. As a result, ECEG, Industriall and ETUC aligned with Formacare: the Commission proposal was found agreeable to all. As a result, “the formaldehyde value chain” signed a letter to emphasize strong support in favour of the Commission proposal.

The text follows recommendations from the Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (SCOEL). Formacare agrees that harmonised and binding OELs across member states would be the most efficient choice.

The Parliament’s position is likely to be finalised in the autumn, after which the Council of Member States, the Commission and the Parliament will hold trilogue discussions to agree on the final text. Eventually, the third batch of the CMD should be fully adopted by early 2019. 

SOURCE: Formacare Newsletter


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