Euro Parliament adopts asbestos Report

On 23 January 2013, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament adopted a report, with similar findings to the Asbestos Management Review in Australia. The European report calls for:

  • a policy that protects workers and the population effectively
  • European Commission implementation of a coherent strategy to deal with millions of tonnes of asbestos in buildings
  • the establishment a registry for buildings containing asbestos
  • qualifications and training of workers responsible for asbestos removal
  • better compensation for occupational diseases caused by asbestos
  • an end to exemptions that allow chrysotile asbestos to be imported into the European Union, and
  • a ban exports containing asbestos to developing countries.

Read more and documentation on the report at ETUC website.

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