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European Commission proposes amendments to health and safety directives on chemical labeling and packaging

7:35 AM MST | February 26, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The European Commission has tabled a proposal to amend five EU health and safety directives on the protection of workers from exposure to harmful chemicals, to align them with the latest rules on classification, labeling, and packaging of chemicals, the commission announced today. The existing directives date from 2008. The proposal will now go to the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers for adoption. The proposal has already been the subject of two rounds of consultation of employer and trade union representatives at EU level as well as...

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