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22/02/2018

Info sheet: Legislative framework on dangerous substances in workplaces

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This info sheet provides an overview of the legislative framework on dangerous substances in workplaces in the European Union, with an emphasis on three European directives: OSH Framework Directive, Chemical Agents Directive (CAD) and the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (CMC).

Seven steps towards risk prevention are outlined, and a pool of free interactive e-tools for an easier risk assessment, such as OiRA, is provided.

The STOP principle, the hierarchy of prevention and measures to be taken after hazard identification are also put forward.