European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

The ETUI interacting with CEN

The ETUC set up the TUTB (now the Unit 'Working conditions, health and safety') in 1988 to provide support for trade union representatives working in the field of health and safety at the workplace, and in particular those involved in the work of technical harmonization at Community level and in European standardization bodies.

The ETUI is a Partner Organisation of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) since 1993. It keeps close track of the development of the technical standards mandated by the European Commission.

Today ETUI is active in three Technical Committees:

The ETUI is a partner of the Safety of Machinery Sector Network. We follow its activity in particular by attending the meetings of the so-called Advisory Nucleus group, consisting of the Rapporteur together with a balanced representation from the community of sectoral partners. The Rapporteur represents CEN at meetings of the Machinery Working Group chaired by the European Commission. It is there that the Rapporteur provides updates on the activities of the CEN Safety of Machinery Sector. Information on the mandated standards programme Safety of Machinery is regularly provided to the Commission by the Rapporteur of the machinery safety sector, and made available in the CIRCA website, accessible to all stakeholders.

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The development of the programme of standards in support of the Machinery Directive: how CEN TC 114 works

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The work of CEN and CENELEC in the context of the New approach

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The current and forthcoming ETUI workplan in technical Standardisation

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