Pe cand si la noi?
Mai ales ca unii par tare batuti de soare :(
13.07.2005 - 09:49 CET | By Lucia Kubosova
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The European Parliament has passed a revised version of
the controversial directive to protect employees from optical radiation -
The parliament's employment and social committee on Tuesday (12 July) voted
overwhelmingly in favour of the legislation, which makes up the fourth and
final part of the health and safety measures' package to be applied by European
This particular piece of legislation was originally criticised because of its
suggestion that protection from natural sources of radiation - sunlight -
should be harmonised at EU level.
The European Commission was supposed to work out a list of rules for employers
to follow in order to protect their employees from excessive sunlight, which
could lead to skin cancer.
Industry expected that they might include scientific risk assessments and
detailed action plans, which would be burdensome, mainly for small and medium
Speaking at the committee one day before the vote, the British minister for
pension and social issues, David Blunkett, said he believed MEPs would support
a "common sense" approach concerning the directive, stressing "We need to apply
common sense across all the areas of European legislation".
The Hungarian centre-right parliamentary rapporteur, Csaba Ory, eventually
tabled an amendment to the draft, stating that the definition of any obligation
of employers in terms of protection from sunlight should be left up to
individual member states to decide, rather than being prescribed and controlled
by the EU.
Socialist and Green MEPs abstained from the vote on the revised bill, but
centre-right and liberal deputies supported it.
Small and medium sized businesses have also welcomed the move.
"There is clearly a risk from over-exposure to sunlight but this risk varies
dramatically across Europe. Given the risk from exposure to sunlight affects
all members of the public when they are outdoors, it would be better addressed
by the provision of adequate information both to employees and the general
public at national level", commented Hans-Werner Müller, the secretary general
"Let me know, that at least, she will try
Then she'll be a true love of mine"
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