Eco-Efficiency Ltd is running the project “Development and promotion of soft skills and competences of OSH Management in extractive enterprises focused to SMEs” for the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, in order to support social dialogue as a subcontractor to Euromines and IndustriAll. The scope of this project is the development and promotion of soft skills and competences for OSH management system tailor-made to small and medium and micro-enterprises of the extractive industries with the participation of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Spain. This project is based on the exchange of information between the National and European associations and federations of the participated countries.
Eco-Efficiency Ltd undertook the preparation of (a) the factsheets for the identification of OSH status of extractive (SMEs) industries (b) Self-assessment tools for the evaluation of OSH in an extractive SME (c) Training material for OSH soft skills promotion.
The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) requested ECHA (in their letter Ref. GL/ps ARES env.b.2(2017)1407647 of 8 March 2017) to evaluate the information already available and assess the most recent scientific information, in accordance with Directive 98/24/EC on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work (CAD) and/or Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (CMD), on the chemical compounds: 4,4′- methylenebis[2-chloroaniline] (MOCA), arsenic acid and its inorganic salts, nickel and its compounds, acrylonitrile and benzene.
The purpose of this evaluation and assessment is to support the Commission, by providing scientific advice, in taking action on the Proposal to amend Directive 2004/37/EC (4th amendment). The RAC opinions provided shall include a recommendation to the Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work (ACSH) in line with the OSH legislative procedures and, on request of the Commission, the SCOEL-format in drafting their opinions shall be used and would need to be provided to the Commission by 26 March 2018. To this end, detailed timelines will be prepared and agreed with the Committee.
For more information: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13641/rac_mandate_for_oels_for_nickel_en.pdf/647788e7-24d2-ff4f-93a0-7d87fdfae28a