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Työterveyttä ja -turvallisuutta koskeva EU:n strategiakehys kaudelle 2014–2020

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Opinion Number: CDR 4330/2014
Rapporteur: 
Group: EPP (European People's Party)
Commission: ECOS-V
Status: Adopted
Date: 12/02/2015
 
The EP resolution of 25 November 2015 on the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020 (2015/2107(INI)) takes on board several concerns raised by the CoR opinion, namely the lowering of health and safety standards in the context of the crisis, the role of the social partners, the role of labour inspectors, the increased risks of discrimination against women, the need to support micro and small enterprises, the need for better and more reliable data concerning new risks, the need to pay special attention to older workers, the need to step up awareness-raising efforts in order to promote a culture of prevention and the need to pay special attention to health and safety regulations in the negotiation of international trade agreements.
THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS



 regrets that LRAs have played a very limited role in the Commission's strategy. The Committee calls on the Commission to guarantee that they will be formally involved in commitments in this area, acknowledging that as major employers they are key institutional actors;

 stresses that, due to their partnership and links to local businesses, LRAs can play an important role in integrating legislation, promoting the "culture of prevention" and the proper application of preventive standards, and supporting representation and collective redress on safety issues;

 proposes to identify a European central steering committee responsible for defining, coordinating and developing health and safety at work issues (preferably coordinated by EU-OSHA), not least in order to play a more effective proactive role in providing a point of reference, guidance and oversight for Member States implementing EU legislation;

 is strongly in favour of financing measures from 2014 and calls for ad hoc support to be arranged for projects presented by LRAs, especially those that represent areas where effective coverage by the public health system is lacking or areas facing demographic challenges;

 proposes that exchanges of best practices be fostered between regional and local administrations actively involved in this field;

 agrees that the effectiveness of sanctions, administrative fines imposed and non-traditional ways of monitoring compliance needs to be assessed in cooperation with the Member States, the Senior Labour Inspectorate Committee (SLIC) and the Advisory Committee on Safety and Health (ACSH), on the condition that the public sector is given an opportunity to play a role in these bodies.

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Rapporteur's activities

Rapporteur presents his opinion at the Convegno Nazionale sulla salute e sicurezza sul lavoro, Milano, IT

 
24 Nov
 

CoR Commission activity

Mr Mauro D'Attis presented his opinion during the CoR SEDEC external seminar in Lecce (IT) on "Protecting workers in the new European Landscape".

 
30 Sep
 

Rapporteur's activities

Potential participation:EU-OSHA and Latvian Presidency of the European Union Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards Ceremony & Latvian EU Presidency Conference on Occupational Safety and Health LV Riga

 
26 Apr
 

CoR Plenary Session

Adoption of the opinion during the COR Plenary session

 
11 Feb
 

CoR Commission activity

Adoption of the draft opinion by ECOS Commission

 
16 Dec
 

Rapporteur's activities

CoR Rapporteur participated in Italian Presidency seminar on 'Sostenere crescita e competitività delle imprese promuovendo salute e sicurezza sul lavoro in tempi di crisi'

 
03 Dec
 

CoR Stakeholder Consultation

Opportunity for the rapporteur to take into account the positions of different stakeholders on the issues covered by his opinion

 
09 Nov
 

CoR Commission activity

First exchange of views in ECOS Commission

 
14 Sep
 

CoR Commission activity

The ECOS commission appointed Mr Mauro D'Attis (IT/EPP) as rapporteur for the opinion "EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020"

 
14 Jul
 

European Commission

The European Commission adopted the COM proposal (COM(2014)332 final)

 
05 Jun