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the upcoming commission proposal for a new directive on ergonomics and wrmsds

The upcoming Commission proposal for a new Directive on ergonomics and WRMSDs

Malta twinning seminar

“Under Construction II”

2nd October 2009

in this presentation
In this presentation
  • Background
  • Main elements
  • EBC’s point of view
  • Calendar
  • Conclusions

www.eubuilders.org

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Background / 1

LEGISLATIVE BASE

1. "Adapting to change in work and society: a new Community strategy on health and safety at work 2002-2006“

2. “Improving quality and productivity at work: Community strategy 2007-2012 on health and safety at work"

CONSULTATIONS

2004: First-stage consultation of the European social partners

2007: Second-stage consultation of the European social partners

EBC REPLIED TO BOTH CONSULTATIONS

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Background / 2

Results of the consultation phases

Employers not in favour of new legislation

  • Single text unrealistic because of multi-factoral nature
  • WRMSDs already largely covered by current EU legislation
  • Emphasis to be put on more effective implementation of existing legislation

Workers in favour of new legislation

  • Advocate an Exposure-limit-value-approach
  • Psychosocial aspects to be considered
  • Support global approach (regulatory and non-regulatory)

Drafting of the directive started – LONG PROCESS

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Main elements / 1

Commission pursues a simplification objective

  • Incorporation of 2 existing directives 90/269 and 90/270
  • Make legislation easier to apply (reduced number of references)
  • Less burdensome (simplified administrative and technical obligations)
  • More effective (easier to implement and enforce)

Main risk factors are listed and defined:

  • Bio-mechanical, Working environment, Work equipment and workstation layout, Characteristics of objects, Organisation of work

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Main novelties

  • Provide a comprehensive definition of WRMSDs:
    • “Work-related musculoskeletal disorder: a musculoskeletal disorder caused or made worse by certain working conditions.”
  • Define risk factors grouped by category
      • bio-mechanical, working environment and workstation layout, organisation of work
  • Provide for a mandatory two stage risk assessment
      • Screening tools (decided by MS)
      • Health surveillance/thrid party intervention

Main elements / 2

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EBC’s reactions

    • NO Simplification evident – scope becomes wider: ERGONOMICS
    • EBC not in favour of 2 stage risk assessment BURDENSOME
    • EBC worried for definition of Work Related MSDs TOO WIDE
    • Too much room for national-level actionsrisk of GOLD-PLATING
    • Exposure Limit Values (ELV) removed – POSITIVE POINT
  • SECTORAL SOCIAL PARTNERS MUST BE GIVEN RIGHT TO DEVELOP NATIONAL PLANS TO TACKLE THE ISSUE

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Calendar

  • Consultation process (ACSH, technical working group of national experts)
  • Timeline for the Commission’s proposal:
    • Socio-economic impact assessment report to be submitted to the Impact Assessment Board in December 2009 / January 2010.
    • Adoption of the proposal by the European Commission: First half of 2010

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Conclusion

  • This type of legislation in the Health and Safety field applicable in the EU comes from Brussels
  • EU representation is essential for national organisations representing SMEs
  • EBC active in shaping this directive in the past and future

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Thank You

for your attention !

Tim Krögel

Technical Advisor

tim.krogel@eubuilders.org

www.eubuilders.org