Directive 2014/27 - Amendment of Council Directives 92/58/EEC, 92/85/EEC, 94/33/EC, 98/24/EC and Directive 2004/37/EC, in order to align them to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

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This directive has been published on March  5, 2014, entered into force on March 25, 2014 and should have been implemented in national regulation on June  1, 2015 at the latest.

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Key information

official title

Directive 2014/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 amending Council Directives 92/58/EEC, 92/85/EEC, 94/33/EC, 98/24/EC and Directive 2004/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, in order to align them to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures
 
Legal instrument Directive
Number legal act Directive 2014/27
Original proposal COM(2013)102 EN
CELEX number i 32014L0027

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Key dates

Document 26-02-2014
Publication in Official Journal 05-03-2014; OJ L 65 p. 1-7
Effect 25-03-2014; Entry into force Date pub. +20 See Art 7
End of validity 31-12-9999
Transposition 01-06-2015; At the latest See Art 6.1

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5.3.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 65/1

 

DIRECTIVE 2014/27/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 26 February 2014

amending Council Directives 92/58/EEC, 92/85/EEC, 94/33/EC, 98/24/EC and Directive 2004/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, in order to align them to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 153(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

Having consulted the Committee of the Regions,

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (2),

Whereas:

 

(1)

Pursuant to Article 153 of the Treaty, the European Parliament and the Council may adopt, by means of directives, minimum requirements for encouraging improvements, in particular in the working environment, to ensure a better level of protection of the health and safety of workers. Such directives should avoid holding back the creation and development of small and medium-sized undertakings and their potential to create jobs. Good health and safety standards should not be considered as constraints, since they are fundamental rights and are to be applied without exception to all sectors of the labour market and all types of undertakings regardless of their size.

 

(2)

Article 31(1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union provides that every worker has the right to working conditions which respect his or her health, safety and dignity.

 

(3)

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3) established a new system for the classification and labelling of substances and mixtures within the Union, based on the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) at international level, within the framework of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

 

(4)

Council Directives 92/58/EEC (4), 92/85/EEC (5), 94/33/EC (6) and 98/24/EC (7), and Directive 2004/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (8) contain references to the previous classification and labelling system. Those Directives should therefore be amended in order to align them to the new system laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

 

(5)

The amendments are necessary to ensure the continued effectiveness of those Directives. The aim of this Directive is not to change the scope of those Directives. This Directive intends to maintain and not reduce the level of protection of workers that is provided by those Directives. However, in view of on-going technological progress, those Directives should be subject to periodic review in accordance with Article 17a of Council Directive 89/391/EEC (9) in order to ensure the coherency of legislation and an appropriate level of health and safety protection when hazardous chemical substances and mixtures are present in the working environment. Particular attention should be paid to employees within professions where there is frequent contact with hazardous substances and mixtures.

 

(6)

The amendments to Directive 92/85/EEC do not address the issue of hazardous substances and mixtures which can adversely affect fertility of pregnant workers or workers who have recently given birth or who are breastfeeding, since the aim of this Directive is only to update references and terminology set out in that Directive. However, taking account of the evolving scientific evidence regarding this issue together with the increased sophistication of classification of these effects,...


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