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Position papers and other documents

-  08/06/2017: UEAPME position on modernisation of EU OSH Legislation and Policy

-  January 2017: Joint Employers letter to EP on carcinogens.pdf

-  July 2016: UEAPME position on revision of Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive

-  November 2015: UEAPME letter to SME-Intergroup on Health & Safety

-  July 2014: UEAPME position on EU Strategic Framework on Health & Safety at work

-  28/08/2013: UEAPME Reply to EU Public Consultation on Occupational Health and Safety Framework

- March 2012: Open letter to Vice President Tajani and Commissioner Andor on musculoskeletal disorders (UEAPME, EBC, BUSINESSEUROPE, EUROCHAMBRES, EUROCOMMERCE, CEEP, FIEC, EFCI, PEARLE)

-  October 2011: UEAPME position on the proposal for a directive on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure to electromagnetic fields

-  February 2011: UEAPME response to the EC second stage consultation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

- February 2011: UEAPME examples of lack of conformity regarding the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

-  July 2010: UEAPME reply to the second stage consultation of the European Social Partners on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to electromagnetic fields

-  January 2010: UEAPME response to the EC first stage consultation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

-  November 2009: UEAPME’s position paper on the proposal by the European Commission for a Council Recommendation on smoke-free environments

-  September 2009: UEAPME response to the European Commission’s first consultation of the social partners under Article 138 of the EC Treaty on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to electromagnetic fields at work

-  February 2009: UEAPME response to the first stage consultation of the Social Partners on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to environmental tobacco smoke at the workplace

-  November 2008: UEAPME position paper on the revision of the directive on the safety and health at work of pregnant workers (92/85/CE)

-  January 2008: UEAPME response to the second stage consultation of the Social Partners on protecting EU healthcare workers from blood-borne infections resulting from needlestick injuries

-  May 2007: UEAPME response to the second stage consultation of the Social Partners on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to carcinogens, mutagens and substances which are toxic for human reproduction

-  April 2007: UEAPME response to the Commission’s second stage consultation of the Social Partners on work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)

-  April 2007: UEAPME position paper on the Commission’s green paper “Towards a Europe free from tobacco smoke: policy options at EU level"

-  June 2006: UEAPME position paper on the priorities for the upcoming Community Health and Safety Strategy 2007-2012

-  June 2006: UEAPME Position Paper on the informal consultation document of the European Commission “Towards a Europe Free From Tobacco Smoke: Policy Options at EU level”

-  November 2005: UEAPME position on the simplification of the ’health and safety’ directives

-  September 2005: UEAPME Factsheet on the main SME concerns with the optical radiation proposals

-  May 2005: UEAPME position paper on the simplification of the provisions of the health and safety at work directives

-  December 2004: UEAPME response to the first stage consultation of the Social Partners on Musculoskeletal Disorders at work

-  May 2004: UEAPME response to the first stage consultation of the Social Partners on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to carcinogens, mutagens and substances which are toxic for human reproduction

-  May 2002: UEAPME’s opinion on the Communication from the Commission “Adapting to change in work and society: a new Community strategy on health and safety at work 2002-2006”

-  August 2001: Health and Safety: UEAPME response to the consultation of the Social Partners on Asbestos

-  August 2001: Consultation of the Social Partners on the health and safety of Independent Workers

-  August 2001: Position of UEAPME on the Noise Directive

-  August 2001: Position of UEAPME on the Vibrations Directive

Press releases

-  10/01/2017: Health and Safety Package rightly aims to support micro-companies

-  25/11/2015: UEAPME calls on EC to not follow EP report on Health and Safety

-  13/10/2015: EU Parliament vote on health and safety at work: SMEs deeply concerned

-  28/11/2012: UEAPME joins pan-European campaign on risk prevention

-  21/02/2007: EC Health and Safety Strategy a step forward, with room for improvement

-  15/09/2005: Commission President praised for scrapping silly sunlight rules

-  07/09/2005: MEPs see the light and amend EU sunlight rules

-  01/09/2005: EU proposals on exposure to sunlight must be blocked by MEPs

-  12/07/2005: Solar radiation proposal brought back to reality by Parliament

-  13/06/2005: Parliament must alter unrealistic proposal on sun radiation