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Document ID (ISN)59630
CIS number 93-111
ISBN(s) 90-73868-02-5
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) de Gier E.
Title Implementation of EC directives on working conditions and product safety: Possibilities and limitations - Report of an international comparison related to France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark and the Netherlands
Bibliographic information Hugo Sinzheimer Institute (University of Amsterdam), P.O. Box 1030, 1000 BA Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1991. 95p. + annexes. Illus.
Abstract This study reports on comparative research into the ways EC member States translate EC directives into national legislation. Three directives on working conditions and product safety were investigated: 86/188/EEC (on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to noise at work, CIS 87-45), 89/391/EEC (on the introduction of measures to encourage improvement in the safety and health of workers at work, CIS 89-1401) and 89/392/EEC (on the approximation of the laws of the member States relating to machinery, CIS 89-1442). The process of implementing these directives was studied in five member States of the EEC. Despite joint agreements, directives are being implemented in different ways in the various member States. In the United Kingdom and Denmark, there is a clear preference for implementation in as flexible a way as possible. Other countries prefer to implement directives in a strictly formal way (France, and to a lesser extent, the Federal Republic of Germany). The approach of the Netherlands is roughly half-way between the two described above. In annex: the questionnaire form on which the survey is based; the text of the three directives concerned.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; Netherlands; United Kingdom; Denmark; France; international agreements; European Communities; machinery; noise control; legislation; Germany (Federal Republic of)
Descriptors (secondary) survey; questionnaire survey; machinery guarding regulations; comparative analysis; directive; comment on directive; comment on law
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Noise