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A certain number of initiatives, both long and short term, have been taken to improve certain work situations, mitigate the consequences of accidents and harmonize national approaches to workplace health, hygiene and ergonomics. 1. A strategy for the control of dangerous chemical agents has been adopted within the framework of Council Directive 80/1107/CEE which lists the particular measures and directives concerning certain chemical agents harmful to workers. This list will soon be expanded to cover the whole of Europe. 2. Three priorities: workplace safety with the definition of new building norms, the elimination of technical barriers within the internal market and the strengthening of safety measures in the high risk sectors (navigation, agriculture and building). Looking towards 1992, the Commission's goal is to build in safety considerations at the level of work-station design. In line with this, Community law will soon be replaced by international laws in this area.

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Authors: MARTIN H, CEC (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Journees Nationales de la Caisse d'Assurance Maladie Francaise, Strasbourg (FR), Sept. 22-23 1988
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper FR 34308 ORA
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