Baustein 073/2022: Protection of workers against risks from asbestos in the workplace
On 28 September 2022, the EU Commission presented a proposal to revise Directive 2009/148/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work (EU Asbestos Directive). The EU Commission wants to lower the exposure limit value from 0.1 fibres/cm³ to 0.01 fibres/cm³ (calculated as an 8-hour time-weighted average). This value now corresponds to the value currently in force in Germany and France. Germany didn’t transpose Directive 2009/148/EC, because Germany already had stricter values at that time.