Opinion of the EU Economic and Social Committee on amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos


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Full original title: CELEX:52020AE5142: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on ‘Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work’ (COM(2020) 0571 — 2020/0262 (COD)).

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Since the Committee unreservedly endorses the content of the proposal and has already set out its views on the subject in its earlier opinions, namely SOC/545 — Protection from cancer-causing chemicals, adopted on 21 September 2016, SOC/559 — Protection of workers from carcinogens or mutagens at work, adopted on 31 May 2017, SOC/591 — Protection of workers from carcinogens or mutagens at work, adopted on 19 September 2018, and CCMI/130 — Freeing the EU from asbestos, adopted on 18 February 2015 ( 1 ), it decided, at its 556th plenary session of 2 and 3 December 2020, by 224 votes with 6 abstentions, to issue an opinion endorsing the proposed text and to refer to the position it had taken in the abovementioned documents.

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