EBC in the development of the EU Health and Safety legislation
Download
1 / 12

EBC in the development of the EU Health and Safety legislation - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 103 Views
  • Uploaded on

EBC in the development of the EU Health and Safety legislation. Rome twinning seminar “Under Construction II” 20th March 2009. In this presentation. The EU legislative process EBC’s stakeholder intervention EU Health and Safety Legislation National differences Conclusions.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' EBC in the development of the EU Health and Safety legislation' - gaye


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

EBC in the development of the EU Health and Safety legislation

Rome twinning seminar

“Under Construction II”

20th March 2009


In this presentation
In this legislationpresentation

  • The EU legislative process

  • EBC’s stakeholder intervention

  • EU Health and Safety Legislation

  • National differences

  • Conclusions

www.eubuilders.org


The Legislative Process legislation1/3

  • 1. EUROPEAN COMMISSION: elaborates, adopts and presents proposal

  • Commission Services (20.000+ civil servants) draft proposal

  • 27 Commissioners adopt proposal

  • 2. THE EUROPEAN LEGISLATOR: European Council, European Parliament

  • European Council: national Governments

  • European Parliament: 785 MEPs representing 492 million citizens

  • Depending on the subject the Council may act without consulting the Parliament

  • Opinion by Committee of the Regions/Economic and Social Committee

www.eubuilders.org


  • 3. legislationAdoptionof the proposal

  • The proposal is discussed and amended in the Parliament and in the Council

  • Agreement between the two institutions

  • Commission has consultative say

  • 4. Transposition of EU Directives into national legislation

    -Set time frame

    - Member States have to adapt their legislation to the directive

  • MS may add to European Directives (minimum requirements)

  • Commission in charge of verifying correct transposition

The Legislative Process 2/3

www.eubuilders.org


The legislative process 3 3
The Legislative legislationProcess 3/3

Transposition

EU

Send national texts

to Commission for

verification

www.eubuilders.org


Stakeholder Involvement legislation

  • 1. EUROPEAN COMMISSION

  • - Statutory 2-stage Social Partners Consultation

  • - Direct action by EBC

  • 2. EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

  • - Direct action by EBC

  • - Action via national Member Organisations

  • 3. EUROPEAN COUNCIL

  • - Action via national Member Organisation

  • - Some direct action by EBC

  • THE NATIONAL LEVEL (during transposition)

  • -National Member Organisations

www.eubuilders.org


European Health and Safety Legislation legislation1/2

  • 1989 Framework Directive (89/391/EEC)

  • Sets out basic principals (Employer responsibility, Risk Assessment)

  • All sectors

  • Risk Assessment procedure: innovative approach

  • 1992 Temporary and mobile construction sites directive (92/57/EEC)

  • - Sets out specific requirements (H&S co-ordinator for every

  • construction project, HS file, on-site worker information)

  • Sector specific, mainly construction sector

www.eubuilders.org


European Health and Safety Legislation legislation2/2

  • Community Strategy 2007-2012 on Health and Safety at work

  • Strategic orientations for Community activity until 2012

  • Target of reducing occupational accidents by 25% by 2012

  • Focus on implementation of existing legislation rather than new texts

  • Information and Awareness Raising

  • Focus on SMEs

  • Social Partner involvement

  • Lack of direct funding to enterprises for prevention investment

  • Ongoing consultations

  • - Revision of Carcinogens (inclusion of repro-toxins)

  • - Specific directive on musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)

www.eubuilders.org


National Differences: legislation

Risk Assessment

  • 1. Belgium

  • Profession-specific documentation on existing risks associated to various activities

  • No standard risk assessment form (discouraged by CNAC)

  • Responsibility with employer, must prove all possible measures have been taken

  • 2. France

  • Employer responsibility absolute (all risks)

  • Professional organisations have created “Document Unique” covering the most important risks.

  • 3. United Kingdom

  • Employers responsibility limited to risks that are reasonably foreseeable

  • European Commission has started infringement procedure

www.eubuilders.org


EBC H&S Working Group legislation

  • Network of H&S experts from EBC Members

  • Meets formally every 6 months

  • Discuss and analyse EU H&S legislation

  • Comparative analysis between Member States

  • Best practice exchange

www.eubuilders.org


Conclusion legislation

  • Most legislation in the Health and Safety field applicable in the EU comes from Brussels

  • EU representation is essential for any national organisation

  • Non-legislative measures: Network between organisations to improve future legislation and exchange best practice

www.eubuilders.org


Thank You legislation

for your attention !

Riccardo Viaggi

Project manager

[email protected]

www.eubuilders.org


ad