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28 July 2017
PE 599.596v02-00 A8-0274/2017

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), and repealing Council Regulation (EC) 2062/94

(COM(2016)0528 – C8-0344/2016 – 2016/0254(COD))

Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Rapporteur: Czesław Hoc

ERRATA/ADDENDA
DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 OPINION of the Committee on Budgets
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), and repealing Council Regulation (EC) 2062/94

(COM(2016)0528 – C8-0344/2016 – 2016/0254(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2016)0528),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 153(2)(a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8-0344/2016),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 30 March 2017(1),

–  after consulting the Committee of the Regions,

–  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the opinion of the Committee on Budgets (A8-0274/2017),

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

Amendment    1

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(1)  The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) was established by Council Regulation (EC) No 2062/943 to contribute to improvement of the working environment, as regards the protection of the safety and health of workers, through action designed to increase and disseminate knowledge likely to assist this improvement.

(1)  The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) was established by Council Regulation (EC) No 2062/943 to contribute to improvement of the working environment, as regards the protection of the safety and health of workers, through action designed to increase and disseminate knowledge and research-based policy proposals likely to assist this improvement. EU-OSHA’s main aim should be to provide information that is specialised and that makes a substantive contribution in its area of expertise.

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3 Council Regulation (EC) No 2062/94 of 18 July 1994 establishing a European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OJ L 216, 20.8.1994, p. 1).

3 Council Regulation (EC) No 2062/94 of 18 July 1994 establishing a European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OJ L 216, 20.8.1994, p. 1).

Amendment    2

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(2)  Since its establishment in 1994 EU-OSHA has played an important role in supporting the improvement of health and safety at work throughout the European Union. At the same time there have been developments in the area of occupational safety and health (OSH). In this light some adjustments are required in describing the objectives and tasks of EU-OSHA as compared to the provisions in Council Regulation (EC) No. 2062/94.

(2)  Since its establishment in 1994 EU-OSHA has, by virtue of its expertise, played an important role in supporting the improvement of health and safety at work throughout the European Union. At the same time there have been developments in the area of occupational safety and health (OSH) and working environments including technological developments, particularly in the digital area, which add to the challenge of promoting high OSH standards. In this light some adjustments are required in describing the objectives and tasks of EU-OSHA as compared to the provisions in Council Regulation (EC) No. 2062/94.

Amendment     3

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 3 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(3a)  This Regulation therefore repeals Regulation (EC) No 2062/94, with the aim of updating EU-OSHA's mandate and tasks to better reflect its current activities, including the need to pay particular attention to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

Amendment    4

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 5

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(5)  As the three tripartite Agencies - EU-OSHA, the European Centre for development and vocational training (Cedefop), and the European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions (Eurofound) - address issues related to the labour market, working environment and vocational education and training and skills, close coordination among three Agencies is required and the ways to enhance efficiency and synergies should be exploited. In addition, whenever relevant, the Agency should seek to engage in efficient cooperation with the European Commission's in-house research capacities.

(5)  As the three tripartite agencies, EU-OSHA, the European Centre for development and vocational training (Cedefop), and the European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions (Eurofound), - address issues related to the labour market, working environment and vocational education and training and skills, close coordination among them is required. The agencies should therefore complement one another in their work where they have similar fields of interest, while boosting tools that function well, such as the Memorandum of Understanding between the EU-OSHA and Eurofound. They should exploit ways to enhance efficiency and synergies and avoid any duplication in their mandates, objectives and activities between each other and between them and the Commission. In addition, whenever relevant, EU-OSHA should seek to cooperate efficiently with the in-house research capacities of the Union institutions.

Amendment     5

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 5 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(5a)  The tripartite nature of EU-OSHA, Eurofound, and Cedefop, represents a highly valuable expression of a comprehensive approach based on the social dialogue between the social partners and Union and national authorities, which is extremely important for the purpose of finding joint and sustainable social and economic solutions.

Amendment    6

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 6 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(6a)  Regarding EU-OSHA’s governance, in order to ensure a change in its membership over time, the Management Board should consider limiting the number of consecutive terms that its members can serve, by means of its operating rules or other mechanisms;

Amendment     7

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 6 b (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(6b)  In order to ensure its full autonomy and independence and to enable it properly to perform its objectives and tasks in accordance with this Regulation, EU-OSHA should be granted an adequate and autonomous budget with revenue stemming essentially from a contribution from the general budget of the Union. The Union budgetary procedure should be applicable to EU-OSHA as far as the Union contribution and any other subsidies chargeable to the general budget of the Union are concerned. EU-OSHA’s accounts should be audited by the European Court of Auditors.

Amendment    8

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 8 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(8a)  The translation services required for EU-OSHA’s functioning should be provided, to the extent possible, by the Translation Centre of the Bodies of the European Union (Translation Centre). Where appropriate, such as because of the urgency of a translation or the high workload of the Translation Centre, or where a translation forms an integral part of a larger project, other translation service providers should also be able to provide translation services. Such other translation service providers should ensure the same level of quality as the Translation Centre at a cost that is no higher, should comply with Union environmental, labour and social standards, and should respect public procurement rules, where appropriate.

Amendment    9

Proposal for a regulation

Article 1 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  The objective of the Agency shall be to provide the European Union institutions and bodies, the Member States, the social partners and those involved in the field of safety and health at work with the technical, scientific, legal and economic information and qualified expertise of use in that field.

2.  In order to improve the working environment with regard to the protection of the safety and health of workers, the objective of the tripartite Agency shall be to provide the Union institutions and bodies, the Member States, the social partners and those involved in the field of safety and health at work with the technical, scientific, legal and economic information and qualified expertise of use in that field.

Amendment     10

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(a)  collect, analyse and disseminate technical, scientific and economic information on safety and health at work in the Member States in order to pass it on to the European Union institutions and bodies, Member States and interested parties; this collection shall take place to identify risks and good practices as well as existing national priorities and programmes and provide the necessary input to the priorities and programmes of the European Union;

(a)  collect, analyse and disseminate technical, scientific and economic information on safety and physical and mental health at work in the Member States in order to pass it on to the European Union institutions and bodies, Member States and interested parties; this collection shall take place to identify risks and good practices as well as existing national priorities and programmes and provide the necessary input to the priorities and programmes of the Union;

Amendment     11

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(b)  collect and analyse technical, scientific and economic information on research into safety and health at work and on other research activities which involve aspects connected with safety and health at work and disseminate the results of the research and research activities;

(b)  collect and analyse technical, scientific and economic information on research into safety and physical and mental health at work and on other research activities which involve aspects connected with safety and health at work and workplace inclusion and disseminate the results of the research and research activities;

Amendment     12

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(c)  promote and support cooperation and exchange of information and experience amongst the Member States in the field of safety and health at work, including information on training programmes;

(c)  promote and support cooperation and exchange of information and experience amongst the Member States in the field of safety and physical and mental health at work, including information on training programmes;

Amendment     13

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(e)  supply the European Union institutions and bodies and the Member States with the objective available technical, scientific, legal and economic information and qualified expertise they require to formulate and implement judicious and effective policies designed to protect the safety and health of workers; to that end, provide the European Commission in particular with the technical, scientific, legal and economic information and qualified expertise it requires to fulfil its tasks of identifying, preparing and evaluating legislation and measures in the area of the protection of the safety and health of workers, notably as regards the impact of legislation, the adaptation of legislation to technical, scientific or legislative progress as well as of practical implementation of legislation in enterprises, with particular reference to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises;

(e)  supply the Union institutions and bodies and the Member States with the objective available technical, scientific, legal and economic information and qualified expertise they require to formulate and implement judicious and effective policies designed to promote workplace inclusion and protect the safety and physical and mental health of workers, including the prevention and anticipation of potential hazards; to that end, provide the Commission in particular with the technical, scientific, legal and economic information and qualified expertise it requires to fulfil its tasks of identifying, preparing and evaluating legislation and measures in the area of the protection of the safety and health of workers, notably as regards the impact of legislation, the adaptation of legislation to technical, scientific or legislative progress as well as of practical implementation of legislation in enterprises, with particular reference to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises;

Amendment     14

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(ea)  based on its own analysis and research, provide policy makers, including the social partners, with research-based policy proposals in the field of safety and health of workers;

Justification

OSHA is well capable of taking the step from analysis and information provision to transferring this into valuable proposals for policy-making. This should be explicit in its tasks and mandate

Amendment     15

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point g

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(g)  collect and make available information on safety and health matters from and to third countries and international organisations;

(g)  collect and make available information on safety and physical and mental health matters from and to third countries and international organisations;

Amendment     16

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point h

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(h)  provide technical, scientific and economic information on methods and tools for implementing preventive activities, identify good practices and promote preventive actions, paying particular attention to the specific problems of small and medium-sized enterprises. With regard to good practices, the Agency shall in particular focus on practices which constitute practical tools to be used in drawing up an assessment of the risks to safety and health at work, and identifying the measures to be taken to tackle them;

(h)  provide technical, scientific and economic information on methods and tools for implementing preventive activities, identify good practices and promote preventive actions, paying particular attention to the specific problems of small and medium-sized enterprises. With regard to good practices, the Agency shall in particular focus on practices which constitute practical tools to be used in drawing up an assessment of the risks to safety and physical and mental health at work, and identifying the measures to be taken to tackle them;

Amendment     17

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point i a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(ia)  establish a strategy for relations with third countries and international organisations concerning matters for which the Agency is competent;

Amendment     18

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point j

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(j)  carry out awareness raising and communication activities and campaigns on health and safety at work issues.

(j)  carry out awareness raising and communication activities and campaigns on physical and mental health and safety at work issues;

Amendment    19

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point j a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(ja)  establish a communications strategy which is coherent with and relevant to the strategies and activities of the Commission and those of the other institutions and agencies.

Amendment     20

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

1a.  Before commissioning an external organisation to undertake studies in the Agency's areas of expertise, the Union institutions shall consult the Agency in order to check its availability and shall allocate resources to the Agency for that purpose.

Amendment    21

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  In carrying out its tasks, the Agency shall maintain a close dialogue particularly with specialised bodies, whether public or private, public authorities and workers' and employers’ organisations. The Agency, without prejudice to its own aims, shall ensure cooperation with other European Union Agencies aimed at avoiding overlaps and promoting synergy and complementarity in their activities, in particular with the European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions, the European Centre for the development of vocational training and, where relevant, with other EU Agencies.

3.  In carrying out its tasks, the Agency shall maintain a close dialogue particularly with specialised bodies, whether public or private, national or international, with public authorities, with educational institutions, with workers' and employers' organisations and, where they exist, with national tripartite bodies, where they exist. The Agency, without prejudice to its own aims, shall ensure cooperation with other Union agencies aimed at avoiding overlaps and promoting synergy and complementarity in their activities, including the possibility of working jointly, in particular with Eurofound, with Cedefop and, where relevant, with other Union agencies.

Amendment    22

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point d a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(d a)  three independent experts appointed by the European Parliament.

Amendment    23

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

The members referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) shall be appointed by the Council from the members and alternate members of the Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work9 .

The members referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) shall be appointed by the Council from the members and alternate members of the Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work9 on the basis of lists of candidates submitted by the Member States, the European employers' and employees' organisations respectively.

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9 Council Decision of 22 July 2003 setting up an Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work, OJ C 218, 13.9.2003, p. 1–4

9 Council Decision of 22 July 2003 setting up an Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work, OJ C 218, 13.9.2003, p. 1–4

Amendment    24

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

The members referred to in point (a) shall be appointed on a proposal from the Member States.

deleted

Justification

The deletion of this sub paragraph of the Commission’s proposal and the two following sub paragraphs will ensure consistency in the appointment procedure between the three Agencies.

Amendment    25

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 5

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

The members referred to in points (b) and (c) shall be appointed on a proposal by the respective groups’ spokespersons on the Committee.

deleted

Amendment    26

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 6

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

The proposals from the three groups within the Committee shall be submitted to the Council; the proposals shall also be forwarded to the Commission for information.

deleted

Amendment    27

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 6 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

The responsible committee of the European Parliament shall appoint the experts referred to in point (da) of the first subparagraph after verifying that the appointments raise no conflicts of interest.

Amendment    28

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  Members of the Management Board and their alternates shall be appointed in light of their knowledge in the field of health and safety at work, taking into account relevant managerial, administrative and budgetary skills. All parties represented in the Management Board shall make efforts to ensure a balanced representation of men and women and to limit turnover of their representatives, in order to guarantee continuity of the Board's work.

3.  Members of the Management Board and their alternates shall be appointed in light of their knowledge in the field of health and safety at work, taking into account relevant managerial, administrative and budgetary skills. All parties represented on the Management Board shall make efforts to limit turnover of their representatives, in order to guarantee continuity of the Board's work. When appointing their respective representatives and alternates to the Management Board, the European Parliament, the Commission, the Member States and the social partners shall ensure a balanced representation of men and women.

Amendment    29

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 3 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

3 a.  Each member and alternate member shall sign a written declaration of interests when taking office and shall update it when there is a change of circumstances in that regard. The Agency shall publish the declarations of interest and updates on its website.

Amendment    30

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

4.  The term of office for members and their alternates shall be four years. It shall be extendable. Upon the expiry of their term of office or in the event of their resignation, members shall remain in office until their appointments are renewed or until they are replaced.

4.  The term of office for members and their alternates shall be four years. That term may be renewed. Upon the expiry of their term of office or in the event of their resignation, members shall remain in office until their appointments are renewed or until they are replaced.

Amendment    31

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 5 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

5a.  A representative of Eurofound, a representative of Cedefop and a representative of the European Training Foundation shall have the right to participate as observers at the meetings of the Management Board in order to enhance the efficiency of the agencies and the synergies between them.

Amendment    32

Proposal for a regulation

Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point a

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(a)  give the general orientation for the Agency's activities and adopt each year the Agency's programming document by a majority of two-thirds of members entitled to vote and in accordance with Article 6;

(a)  give the strategic orientations for the Agency's activities and adopt each year the Agency's programming document by a majority of two-thirds of the members entitled to vote and in accordance with Article 6;

Amendment    33

Proposal for a regulation

Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point f

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(f)  adopt rules for the prevention and management of conflicts of interest in respect of its members and independent experts;

(f)  adopt rules, including measures for detecting potential risks at an early stage, for the prevention and management of conflicts of interest in respect of its members and independent experts, as well as for seconded national experts and other staff not employed by the Agency as referred to in Article 20;

Amendment    34

Proposal for a regulation

Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point g

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(g)  adopt and regularly update the communication and dissemination plans based on an analysis of needs;

(g)  adopt and regularly update the communication and dissemination plans based on an analysis of needs and reflect this in the Agency's programming document;

Amendment    35

Proposal for a regulation

Article 6 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  The annual work programme shall comprise detailed objectives and expected results including performance indicators. It shall also contain a description of the actions to be financed and an indication of the financial and human resources allocated to each action, in accordance with the principles of activity-based budgeting and management. The annual work programme shall be coherent with the multi-annual work programme referred to in paragraph 5. It shall clearly indicate tasks that have been added, changed or deleted in comparison with the previous financial year. Annual and/or multi- annual programming shall include the strategy for relations with third countries or international organisations referred to in Article 30 and the actions linked to this strategy.

3.  The annual work programme shall comprise detailed objectives and expected results including performance indicators, as well as activities and programmes that are to be subject to ex ante or ex post evaluation. It shall also contain a description of the actions to be financed and an indication of the financial and human resources allocated to each action, in accordance with the principles of activity-based budgeting and management. The annual work programme shall be coherent with the multi-annual work programme referred to in paragraph 5. It shall clearly indicate tasks that have been added, changed or deleted in comparison with the previous financial year. Annual and multi- annual programming shall include the strategy for relations with third countries and international organisations referred to in Article 30 and the actions linked to this strategy.

Amendment     36

Proposal for a regulation

Article 6 – paragraph 6

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

6.  The resource programming shall be updated annually. The strategic programming shall be updated where appropriate, and in particular to address the outcome of the evaluation referred to in Article 28.

6.  The resource programming shall be updated annually. The strategic programming shall be updated where appropriate, and in particular to address the outcome of the evaluation referred to in Article 28. Where new tasks are conferred upon the Agency by the Union institutions or by Union legal acts, this shall be taken into account in its resource and financial programming.

Justification

EU law-making might assign new tasks to the agency. If this is not taken into account in the budget and resource planning, the agency will not be able to carry out satisfactorily new tasks nor adapt to new requests.

Amendment    37

Proposal for a regulation

Article 7 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  The Management Board shall elect a Chairperson and three Deputy Chairpersons as follows – one from amongst the members representing Member States, one from amongst the members representing employers' organisations, one from amongst the members representing employees' organisations and one from amongst the members representing the Commission. The Chairperson and the Deputy Chairpersons shall be elected by a majority of two-thirds of members of the Management Board with voting rights.

1.  The Management Board shall elect a Chairperson and three Deputy Chairpersons as follows – one from amongst the members representing Member States, one from amongst the members representing employers' organisations, one from amongst the members representing employees' organisations and one from amongst the members representing the Commission. The Chairperson and the Deputy Chairpersons shall be elected by a majority of two-thirds of the members of the Management Board with voting rights. The Management Board shall ensure a balanced representation between men and women for the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairpersons, taken together.

Amendment    38

Proposal for a regulation

Article 8 – paragraph 5 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

5a.  The Agency shall publish information about the meetings of the Management Board on its website in a timely and transparent manner.

Amendment     39

Proposal for a regulation

Article 10 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  Where necessary, because of urgency, the Executive Board may take certain provisional decisions on behalf of the Management Board, in particular on administrative management matters, including the suspension of the delegation of the appointing authority powers and budgetary matters

3.  Where necessary, because of urgency, the Executive Board may take certain provisional decisions on behalf of the Management Board.

Amendment    40

Proposal for a regulation

Article 10 – paragraph 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

4.  The Executive Board shall be composed of the Chairperson of the Management Board, the three Deputy Chairpersons, the coordinators of the three groups as referred to in Article 4 (5) and one representative of the Commission. Each group referred to in Article 4 (5) may designate up to two alternates to attend the meetings of the Executive Board, in the absence of the full members. The Chairperson of the Management Board shall also be the Chairperson of the Executive Board. The Executive Director shall take part in the meetings of the Executive Board, but shall not have the right to vote.

4.  The Executive Board shall be composed of the Chairperson of the Management Board, the three Deputy Chairpersons, the coordinators of the three groups as referred to in Article 4 (5) and one representative of the Commission. Each group referred to in Article 4 (5) may designate up to two alternates to attend the meetings of the Executive Board in the absence of the full members, ensuring a balanced representation between men and women. The Chairperson of the Management Board shall also be the Chairperson of the Executive Board. The Executive Director shall take part in the meetings of the Executive Board, but shall not have the right to vote.

Amendment    41

Proposal for a regulation

Article 10 – paragraph 5

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

5.  The term of office of members of the Executive Board shall be two years. That term shall be extendable. The term of office of members of the Executive Board shall end when their membership of the Management Board ends.

5.  The term of office of members of the Executive Board shall be two years. That term may be renewed. The term of office of members of the Executive Board shall end when their membership of the Management Board ends.

Amendment     42

Proposal for a regulation

Article 10 – paragraph 6

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

6.  The Executive Board shall meet at least three times a year. In addition, it shall meet on the initiative of its Chairperson or at the request of its members.

6.  The Executive Board shall meet at least three times a year. In addition, it shall meet on the initiative of its Chairperson or at the request of its members. Each coordinator shall inform members of his or her own group, after each meeting, of the content of the discussion, in a timely and transparent manner.

Amendment    43

Proposal for a regulation

Article 11 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  The Executive Director shall manage the Agency. The Executive Director shall be accountable to the Management Board.

1.  The Executive Director shall be responsible for the overall management of the Agency in accordance with the strategic direction set by the Management Board and shall be accountable to the Management Board.

Amendment    44

Proposal for a regulation

Article 11 – paragraph 5 – point e a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(ea)  establishing an effective monitoring system to enable the regular evaluations referred to in Article 28 to be carried out and a reporting system to summarise their results;

Amendment    45

Proposal for a regulation

Article 11 – paragraph 5 – point f

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(f)  preparing an action plan following-up conclusions of internal or external audit reports and evaluations, as well as investigations by the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) and reporting on progress twice a year to the Commission and regularly to the Management Board and the Executive Board;

(f)  preparing an action plan following-up conclusions of internal or external audit reports and the evaluations referred to in Article 28, as well as investigations by the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) and reporting on progress twice a year to the Commission and regularly to the Management Board and the Executive Board;

Amendment    46

Proposal for a regulation

Article 11 – paragraph 5 – point f a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(fa)  ensuring gender balance within the Agency;

Amendment    47

Proposal for a regulation

Article 11 – paragraph 5 – point j a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(ja)  in accordance with the decision referred to in Article 5(2), taking decisions with regard to the management of human resources;

Amendment    48

Proposal for a regulation

Article 11 – paragraph 5 – point j b (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(jb)  taking decisions with regard to the Agency's internal structures and, where necessary, their amendment, taking into account needs relating to the Agency's activities and sound budgetary management.

Amendment    49

Proposal for a regulation

Article 11 – paragraph 6

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

6.  The Executive Director shall also be responsible for deciding whether it is necessary for the purpose of carrying out the Agency's tasks in an efficient and effective manner to establish one or more local offices in one or more Member States. That decision requires the prior consent of the Commission, the Management Board and the Member State where the local office is to be established. That decision shall specify the scope of the activities to be carried out at that local office in a manner that avoids unnecessary costs and duplication of administrative functions of the Agency.

6.  The Executive Director shall also be responsible for deciding whether it is necessary for the purpose of carrying out the Agency's tasks in an efficient and effective manner to establish one local office in Brussels as a liaison office to further the Agency's cooperation with the relevant Union institutions. That decision shall be subject to the prior consent of the Commission, the Management Board and the Member State where the local office is to be established. That decision shall specify the scope of the activities to be carried out at that local office in a manner that avoids unnecessary costs and duplication of administrative functions of the Agency.

Amendment    50

Proposal for a regulation

Article 14 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

The provisional draft estimates shall be based on the objectives and expected results of the annual programming document referred to in Article 6(1) and shall take into account the financial resources necessary to achieve those objectives and expected results, in accordance with the principle of performance-based budgeting.

Amendment    51

Proposal for a regulation

Article 14 – paragraph 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

4.  The Commission shall send the draft estimates to the budgetary authority together with the draft general budget of the Union.

4.  The Commission shall submit the draft estimates to the budgetary authority and to the Agency together with the draft general budget of the Union.

Amendment    52

Proposal for a regulation

Article 16 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

By 31 March of the following financial year, the Commission's accounting officer shall send the Agency's provisional accounts, consolidated with the Commission’s accounts, to the Court of Auditors.

By 31 March of the following financial year, the Commission's accounting officer shall send the Agency's provisional accounts, consolidated with the Commission’s accounts, to the European Court of Auditors.

Justification

For consistency with other Agency proposals and other references in this text.

Amendment    53

Proposal for a regulation

Article 16 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  On receipt of the Court of Auditors' observations on the Agency's provisional accounts, pursuant to Article 148 of the Financial Regulation, the Executive Director shall draw up the Agency's final accounts under his/her own responsibility and submit them to the Management Board for an opinion.

3.  On receipt of the European Court of Auditors' observations on the Agency's provisional accounts, pursuant to Article 148 of the Financial Regulation, the Executive Director shall draw up the Agency's final accounts under his/her own responsibility and submit them to the Management Board for an opinion.

Amendment     54

Proposal for a regulation

Article 16 – paragraph 5

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

5.  The accounting officer shall, by 1 July following each financial year, send the final accounts to the European Parliament, the Council, the Commission and the Court of Auditors, together with the Management Board's opinion.

5.  The accounting officer shall, by 1 July following each financial year, send the final accounts to the European Parliament, the Council, the Commission and the European Court of Auditors, together with the Management Board's opinion.

Amendment     55

Proposal for a regulation

Article 19 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Management Board, from a list of candidates proposed by the Commission, following an open and transparent selection procedure.For the purpose of concluding the contract with the Executive Director, the Agency shall be represented by the Chairperson of the Management Board.

 

2.  The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Management Board, from a list of candidates proposed by the Commission, following an open and transparent selection procedure. The Commission shall consult the Management Board and shall obtain its consent, by written procedure if necessary, before proposing its short-list of candidates. Once appointed, the Executive Director shall attend a hearing at the responsible committee of the European Parliament. For the purpose of concluding the contract with the Executive Director, the Agency shall be represented by the Chairperson of the Management Board.

Amendment     56

Proposal for a regulation

Article 19 – paragraph 6

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

6.  The Executive Director may be removed from office only upon a decision of the Management Board acting on a proposal from the Commission.

6.  The Executive Director may be removed from office only upon a decision of the Management Board acting on a proposal from the Commission, on the basis of a reasoned assessment of his or her performance as Executive Director.

Amendment    57

Proposal for a regulation

Article 21 – paragraph 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

4.  The Agency may establish local offices in the Member States, subject to their consent and in accordance with Article 11(6).

4.  The Agency may establish a liaison office in Brussels in accordance with Article 11(6).

Amendment    58

Proposal for a regulation

Article 23 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  The translation services required for the functioning of the Agency shall be provided by the Translation Centre of the bodies of the European Union.

3.  The translation services required for the functioning of the Agency shall be provided by the Translation Centre of the Bodies of the European Union or, where appropriate, by other translation services.

Amendment    59

Proposal for a regulation

Article 24 – paragraph -1 (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

- 1.  The Agency shall act with a high level of transparency.

Amendment     60

Proposal for a regulation

Article 28 – paragraph -1 (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

-1.  In accordance with Article 30(4) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council1a, the Agency shall carry out ex-ante evaluations of those of its activities which entail significant expenditure as well as ex-post evaluations.

 

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1a Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council RegulationEC, EURATOM) No 1605/2002 (OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1).

Amendment     61

Proposal for a regulation

Article 28 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  Not later than 5 years after the date referred to in Article 35, and every 5 years thereafter, the Commission shall perform an evaluation in compliance with the Commission guidelines to assess the Agency's performance in relation to its objectives, mandate and tasks. The evaluation shall, in particular, address the possible need to modify the mandate of the Agency, and the financial implications of any such modification.

1.  No later than 5 years after the date referred to in Article 37, and every 5 years thereafter, the Commission shall submit an evaluation in compliance with the Commission guidelines to assess the Agency's performance in relation to its objectives, mandate and tasks. The Commission shall consult the Management Board during its evaluation. The evaluation shall, in particular, address the possible need to modify the mandate of the Agency, and the related additional financial, budgetary and human resources if new tasks are conferred on the Agency or if the workload linked to existing task increases.

Amendment     62

Proposal for a regulation

Article 30 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  In so far as is necessary in order to achieve the objectives set out in this Regulation, and without prejudice to the respective competences of the Member States and the institutions of the Union, the Agency may cooperate with the competent authorities of third countries and/or with international organisations. To this end, the Agency may, subject to prior approval by the Commission, establish working arrangements with the authorities of third countries and international organisations. These arrangements shall not create legal obligations incumbent on the Union and its Member States

1.  In so far as is necessary in order to achieve the objectives set out in this Regulation, and without prejudice to the respective competences of the Member States and the institutions of the Union, the Agency may cooperate with the competent authorities of third countries and/or with international organisations. To this end, the Agency may establish working arrangements with the authorities of third countries and international organisations. These arrangements shall not create legal obligations incumbent on the Union and its Member States

(1)

  OJ C209, 30.7.2017, p 49.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

I. EU-OSHA

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) seeks to make European workplaces safer, healthier and more productive. It promotes a culture of risk prevention and shares knowledge and good practices on health and safety. The agency works side-by-side with governments, employers’ and workers’ organisations, EU bodies and networks, and private companies.

When EU-OSHA was established, with the adoption of its founding regulation in 1994, it was with the aim of providing the EU bodies, the Member States, the social partners and those involved in the field with useful technical, scientific and economic information relating to health and safety at work. This founding regulation has subsequently been modified several times, most recently in 2005.

Its mission statement sets out the Agency’s purpose as “We develop, gather and provide reliable and relevant information, analysis and tools to advance knowledge, raise awareness and exchange occupational safety and health (OSH) information and good practice which will serve the needs of those involved in OSH.” It has also defined an overall goal for the current period: “To be a recognised leader promoting healthy and safe workplaces in Europe based on tripartism, participation and the development of an OSH risk prevention culture, to ensure a smart, sustainable, productive and inclusive economy.”

The Commission’s proposal maintains EU-OSHA’s tripartite structure, reflected in its objectives and the make-up of its Management Board. This approach was endorsed by stakeholders. The Rapporteur agrees that the tripartite nature of the Agency is essential for it to be well informed about the situation in all Member States. It also allows the Agency to share good practice and reach workers across Europe in a well-targeted way.

II. Joint Statement on decentralised agencies

On 19 July 2012, the Parliament, Council and Commission signed a joint statement which set out a common approach that, while legally non-binding, would be taken into account in future decisions on decentralised agencies. The Commission’s proposal seeks to align the EU-OSHA founding regulation with various points included in this common approach.

The Rapporteur for EU-OSHA is working with the Rapporteurs for CEDEFOP (the agency dealing with vocational training) and Eurofound (the foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions) in seeking to ensure that the three Regulations will fully reflect the principles of the joint statement as well as other developments that have already been incorporated in the regulations applying to some other EU agencies.

The Commission is currently carrying out a cross-cutting evaluation to assess the Agency's objectives, mandates, governance and tasks, including in relation to other agencies acting in the field of the labour market, working conditions, vocational education and training, and skills. For this reason, the current draft report does not seek to amend the tasks set out in Article 2.

Such changes could be considered once the results of the evaluation are known. However, it will be important to ensure that any such proposed changes do not interfere with the existing work that OSHA is already undertaking.

III. Proposed amendments

The Commission’s proposal already reflects some important points addressed in the joint statement and common approach. These include:

•  the structure of the Management Board;

•  an Executive Board, replacing the existing Bureau, to help prepare and follow up Management Board decisions as well to take certain urgent provisional decisions;

•  EU-OSHA’s relations to other EU bodies, in particular CEDEFOP and Eurofound;

•  measures to combat fraud or any potential conflicts of interest; and

•  the evaluation of programmes and spending.

The proposed amendments seek to strengthen and clarify some of these issues, paying particular attention to the need to avoid any duplication between agencies.

This is particularly important given the overall pressure on public spending and the need to reassure citizens that their taxes are being spend in the most cost-effective manner possible.

In addition to examine possible overlaps in the Agencies’ activities, an effective programme of ex ante and ex post evaluation, integrated into the annual budgetary and planning process, together with effective use of performance indicators, are equally important in maximising efficiency.

Some amendments emphasise the need for effective communication and transparency, taking full advantage of modern communication methods. This is important if EU-OSHA’s work is to reach the maximum number of potential beneficiaries, including micro- and small enterprises and their employees.

Other amendments look to assist effective communication between the different levels of decision making, particularly the Executive and Management Boards, and with stakeholders.

IV. Conclusion

The current revision of the EU-OSHA founding regulation, together with the CEDEFOP and Eurofound regulations, which are being updated in parallel, represents an important, but limited, reform. It provides an opportunity to streamline aspects of the Agency’s organisation and to reinforce important principles such as evaluation, transparency and cost-effectiveness. The Rapporteur has sought to pursue these objectives while avoiding unnecessary changes, given the work EU-OSHA already undertakes in helping to ensure the highest standards of occupational health and safety.


OPINION of the Committee on Budgets (10.5.2017)

for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 2062/94

(COM(2016)0528 – C8-0344/2016 – 2016/0254(COD))

Rapporteur: Jens Geier

SHORT JUSTIFICATION

The revision of the EU-OSHA's Founding Regulation will align certain provisions of the existing Regulation governing EU-OSHA with the Common Approach on Decentralised Agencies. Secondly, the revision offers the opportunity to update the objectives and tasks of EU-OSHA.

The other two tripartite Agencies of the European Union, Eurofound and CEDEFOP will also undergo a revision of their respective Founding Regulations at the same time as EU-OSHA.

The budgetary implications in terms of human and financial resources, as presented in more detail in the Legislative Financial Statement, are in line with Commission Communication (2013)519.

The Rapporteur proposes to amend certain provisions relating to the cooperation between the tripartite Agencies, with a view of enhancing this cooperation.

Further, the Rapporteur proposes to introduce a representative designated by the European Parliament into the Management Board of the Agency, to replace one Commission representative. This approach is in line with the Joint Statement of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission on decentralised agencies of 19 July 2012.

AMENDMENTS

The Committee on Budgets calls on the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, as the committee responsible, to take into account the following amendments:

Amendment    1

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 5

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(5)  As the three tripartite Agencies - EU-OSHA, the European Centre for development and vocational training (Cedefop), and the European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions (Eurofound) - address issues related to the labour market, working environment and vocational education and training and skills, close coordination among three Agencies is required and the ways to enhance efficiency and synergies should be exploited. In addition, whenever relevant, the Agency should seek to engage in efficient cooperation with the European Commission's in-house research capacities.

(5)  As the three tripartite Agencies - EU-OSHA, the European Centre for development and vocational training (Cedefop), and the European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions (Eurofound) - address issues related to the labour market, working environment and vocational education and training and skills, close coordination among three Agencies is required and the ways to enhance efficiency and synergies should be exploited. In particular, sharing or pooling of administrative tasks between the three agencies is envisaged and the agencies should adopt their respective annual work programmes in close co-operation with one another, in order to avoid overlaps. In addition, whenever relevant, the Agency should seek to improve its resource management by grouping assets, equipment and personnel to minimize risks of users and maximize advantages, and engage in efficient cooperation with the European Commission's in-house research capacities.

Amendment    2

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 5 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(5a)  In order to achieve coordination and financial savings, and to avoid duplication and promote synergy and complementarity, the Agency should cooperate closely with other relevant Union agencies and should conclude cooperation agreements with them.

Amendment    3

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 7 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(7a)  The Agency's budget should be prepared in accordance with the principle of performance-based budgeting taking into account its objectives and expected results.

Amendment    4

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  In carrying out its tasks, the Agency shall maintain a close dialogue particularly with specialised bodies, whether public or private, public authorities and workers' and employers’ organisations. The Agency, without prejudice to its own aims, shall ensure cooperation with other European Union Agencies aimed at avoiding overlaps and promoting synergy and complementarity in their activities, in particular with the European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions, the European Centre for the development of vocational training and, where relevant, with other EU Agencies.

3.  In carrying out its tasks, the Agency shall maintain a close dialogue particularly with specialised bodies, whether public or private, public authorities and workers' and employers’ organisations.

Amendment    5

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 3 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

3a.  The Agency, without prejudice to its own aims, shall cooperate with other Union agencies, in particular with the European Chemical Agency, the European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions, and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, in order to achieve coordination and financial savings, and to avoid duplication and promote synergy and complementarity in their activities.

Amendment    6

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 3 b (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

3b.  The Agency shall conclude cooperation agreements with other relevant Union agencies in order to facilitate and promote cooperation with them.

Amendment    7

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 1

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  The Management Board shall be composed of:

1.  The Management Board shall be composed of:

(a)  one member representing the Government from each Member State;

(a)  one member representing the Government from each Member State;

(b)  one member representing the employers' organisations from each Member State;

(b)  one member representing the employers' organisations from each Member State;

(c)  one member representing the employees' organisations from each Member State;

(c)  one member representing the employees' organisations from each Member State;

(d)  three members representing the Commission.

(d)  two members representing the Commission.

 

(da)  one independent member representing the European Parliament

All members referred to in points (a)-(d) shall have voting rights.

All members referred to in points (a) to (da) shall have voting rights.

 

The appointment shall take effect upon signing by the person concerned of a declaration of absence of conflict of interests.

The members referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) shall be appointed by the Council from the members and alternate members of the Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work .

The members referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) shall be appointed by the Council from the members and alternate members of the Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work .

The members referred to in point (a) shall be appointed on a proposal from the Member States.

The members referred to in point (a) shall be appointed on a proposal from the Member States.

The members referred to in points (b) and (c) shall be appointed on a proposal by the respective groups’ spokespersons on the Committee.

The members referred to in points (b) and (c) shall be appointed on a proposal by the respective groups’ spokespersons on the Committee.

The proposals from the three groups within the Committee shall be submitted to the Council; the proposals shall also be forwarded to the Commission for information.

The proposals from the three groups within the Committee shall be submitted to the Council; the proposals shall also be forwarded to the Commission for information.

The Commission shall appoint the members who are to represent it.

The Commission and the European Parliament shall appoint the members who are to represent them.

 

A representative of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training and a representative of the Eurofound shall have observer status at the meetings of the Management Board.

Justification

The Joint Statement of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission on decentralised agencies of 19 July 2012 envisages a possibility for the Parliament to designate one member of the Management Board.

Amendment    8

Proposal for a regulation

Article 6 - paragraph 4 - subparagraph 1

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

The Management Board shall amend the adopted annual work programme when a new task is given to the Agency. The Management Board may delegate the power to make non-substantial amendments to the annual work programme to the Executive Director.

The Management Board shall amend the adopted annual work programme when a new task is given to the Agency. It shall be responsible for avoiding programming overlaps with the other tripartite Union agencies and for ensuring that reprioritisation of activities is always considered as a valid alternative before potentially granting additional financial resources. The Management Board may delegate the power to make non-substantial amendments to the annual work programme to the Executive Director.

Amendment    9

Proposal for a regulation

Article 11 – paragraph 5 – point j a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(ja)  cooperating with other Union agencies, and concluding cooperation agreements with them.

Amendment    10

Proposal for a regulation

Article 14 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

The provisional draft estimates shall be based on the objectives and expected results of the annual programming document referred to in Article 6(1) and shall take into account the financial resources necessary to achieve those objectives and expected results, in accordance with the principle of performance-based budgeting.

Amendment    11

Proposal for a regulation

Article 14 – paragraph 4

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

4.  The Commission shall send the draft estimates to the budgetary authority together with the draft general budget of the Union.

4.  The Commission shall send the draft estimates to the budgetary authority together with the draft general budget of the Union. The Commission shall send these draft estimates simultaneously to the Agency.

Amendment    12

Proposal for a regulation

Article 23 – paragraph 3

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  The translation services required for the functioning of the Agency shall be provided by the Translation Centre of the bodies of the European Union.

3.  The translation services required for the functioning of the Agency shall be provided by the Translation Centre of the bodies of the European Union or other translation service providers in accordance with the procurement rules and within the limits established by the relevant financial rules.

Amendment    13

Proposal for a regulation

Article 28 – paragraph 1

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  Not later than 5 years after the date referred to in Article 35, and every 5 years thereafter, the Commission shall perform an evaluation in compliance with the Commission guidelines to assess the Agency's performance in relation to its objectives, mandate and tasks. The evaluation shall, in particular, address the possible need to modify the mandate of the Agency, and the financial implications of any such modification.

1.  Not later than 5 years after the date referred to in Article 35, and every 5 years thereafter, the Commission shall submit an evaluation in compliance with the Commission guidelines to assess the Agency's performance in relation to its objectives, mandate and tasks. The evaluation shall, in particular, address the possible need to modify the mandate of the Agency, and the financial implications of any such modification.

PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

Title

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

References

COM(2016)0528 – C8-0344/2016 – 2016/0254(COD)

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

EMPL

12.9.2016

 

 

 

Opinion by

       Date announced in plenary

BUDG

12.9.2016

Rapporteur

       Date appointed

Jens Geier

15.9.2016

Date adopted

25.4.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

30

2

0

Members present for the final vote

Nedzhmi Ali, Jean Arthuis, Richard Ashworth, Lefteris Christoforou, Gérard Deprez, Manuel dos Santos, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Jens Geier, Esteban González Pons, Bernd Kölmel, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Vladimír Maňka, Clare Moody, Victor Negrescu, Jan Olbrycht, Younous Omarjee, Paul Rübig, Petri Sarvamaa, Jordi Solé, Patricija Šulin, Eleftherios Synadinos, Indrek Tarand, Inese Vaidere, Monika Vana, Daniele Viotti, Stanisław Żółtek

Substitutes present for the final vote

Jean-Paul Denanot, Ivana Maletić, Derek Vaughan, Rainer Wieland, Tomáš Zdechovský

FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

30

+

ALDE

Nedzhmi Ali, Jean Arthuis, Gérard Deprez

ECR

Richard Ashworth, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Bernd Kölmel

GUE/NGL

Younous Omarjee

PPE

Lefteris Christoforou, José Manuel Fernandes, Esteban González Pons, Ivana Maletić, Jan Olbrycht, Paul Rübig, Petri Sarvamaa, Patricija Šulin, Inese Vaidere, Rainer Wieland, Tomáš Zdechovský

S&D

Jean-Paul Denanot, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Jens Geier, Vladimír Maňka, Clare Moody, Victor Negrescu, Derek Vaughan, Daniele Viotti, Manuel dos Santos

Verts/ALE

Jordi Solé, Indrek Tarand, Monika Vana

2

-

ENF

Stanisław Żółtek

NI

Eleftherios Synadinos

0

0

 

 

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

References

COM(2016)0528 – C8-0344/2016 – 2016/0254(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

23.8.2016

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

EMPL

12.9.2016

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

BUDG

12.9.2016

ENVI

12.9.2016

 

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

ENVI

31.8.2016

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Czesław Hoc

28.9.2016

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

22.3.2017

25.4.2017

 

 

Date adopted

12.7.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

46

3

1

Members present for the final vote

Guillaume Balas, Brando Benifei, Enrique Calvet Chambon, David Casa, Ole Christensen, Martina Dlabajová, Lampros Fountoulis, Elena Gentile, Arne Gericke, Marian Harkin, Czesław Hoc, Danuta Jazłowiecka, Agnes Jongerius, Rina Ronja Kari, Jan Keller, Ádám Kósa, Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz, Jean Lambert, Jérôme Lavrilleux, Patrick Le Hyaric, Jeroen Lenaers, Verónica Lope Fontagné, Thomas Mann, Dominique Martin, Anthea McIntyre, Joëlle Mélin, Elisabeth Morin-Chartier, Marek Plura, Terry Reintke, Robert Rochefort, Claude Rolin, Sven Schulze, Siôn Simon, Romana Tomc, Yana Toom, Marita Ulvskog, Renate Weber, Jana Žitňanská

Substitutes present for the final vote

Maria Arena, Lynn Boylan, Tania González Peñas, Marju Lauristin, Paloma López Bermejo, Anne Sander, Joachim Schuster, Michaela Šojdrová, Helga Stevens, Flavio Zanonato

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Andrejs Mamikins, Elena Valenciano

Date tabled

28.7.2017


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

46

+

ALDE

ECR

GUE/NGL

 

PPE

 

S&D

 

VERTS/ALE

Martina Dlabajová, Marian Harkin, Robert Rochefort, Yana Toom, Renate Weber

Arne Gericke, Czesław Hoc, Anthea McIntyre, Helga Stevens, Jana Žitňanská

Lynn Boylan, Tania González Peñas, Rina Ronja Kari, Patrick Le Hyaric, Paloma López Bermejo

David Casa, Danuta Jazłowiecka, Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz, Ádám Kósa, Jérôme Lavrilleux, Jeroen Lenaers, Verónica Lope Fontagné, Thomas Mann, Elisabeth Morin-Chartier, Marek Plura, Claude Rolin, Anne Sander, Sven Schulze, Romana Tomc, Michaela Šojdrová

Maria Arena, Guillaume Balas, Brando Benifei, Ole Christensen, Elena Gentile, Agnes Jongerius, Jan Keller, Marju Lauristin, Andrejs Mamikins, Joachim Schuster, Siôn Simon, Marita Ulvskog, Elena Valenciano, Flavio Zanonato

Jean Lambert, Terry Reintke

3

-

ENF

NI

Dominique Martin, Joëlle Mélin

Lampros Fountoulis

1

0

ALDE

Enrique Calvet Chambon

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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