EU urged to water down ‘sun' directive

A new EU directive, which would make employers responsible for ensuring that workers were not overexposed to the sun, may be watered down by the European Parliament next month.

6th August, 2005

The sun directive, as it has been described, currently imposes obligations on employers at an EU level, but an amendment to be discussed by the parliament would allow individual member states to regulate employers' responsibilities.

Under the Optical Radiation Directive, bosses have to check daily radiation levels to ensure that employees are not overexposed to radiation, including the sun. If the risk levels are too high, the employersmust draw up an action plan to protect...

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