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27/09/2010

The Belgian Presidency calls for nanomaterials register

Europe should make consumer information on the presence of nanomaterials mandatory and maintain a register to trace these materials back to their source, according to proposals made by the Belgian EU presidency on 14 September 2010.

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13/09/2010

ETUC and EMCEF as REACH ambassadors in companies

An information leaflet aimed at workers' reps

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13/09/2010

ETUC and EMCEF as REACH ambassadors in companies

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the European Chemical Workers’ Federation (EMCEF) are launching an extensive information campaign aimed at companies that market or use chemicals.

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30/07/2010

EU: guidelines to tackle third-party violence and harassment in education, private security and local authorities

On July 16th, European trade union organizations - EPSU (public services), UNI Europa (services), CSEE (education) - and European employers' organizations - HOSPEEM (hospital), CCRE (towns and regions), EFEE (education), EuroCommerce and CoESS (private security) - adopted a series of guidelines to help businesses, workers and union representatives prevent and reduce cases of third-party violence and harassment at work.

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22/07/2010

An expert group appointed by the Commission proposes a definition of nanomaterials based on size factor

The current nanotechnology talks in the European Union focus mainly on defining the term ‘nanomaterials’. Because this term has such a broad meaning, this causes tension among environmental NGOs, the industry, scientists, trade unions, the civil society and regulatory bodies. Consequently, if a unanimous definition of this term is found, the regulatory process will be easier.

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20/07/2010

Marée noire : BP également négligent en santé au travail

Peu d'attention a été accordée aux conséquences sur la santé des travailleurs de la marée noire dans le golfe du Mexique à la suite de l’explosion le 20 avril 2010 de la plate-forme de forage pétrolier de BP. L’explosion a pourtant provoqué la mort immédiate de 11 travailleurs et les opérations menées afin d'arrêter la fuite du pétrole et de combattre la marée noire ont causé 186 accidents et 80 maladies au cours des six premières semaines des opérations.

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