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Parliamentary questions
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23 July 2019
Question for written answer E-002401-19
to the Commission
Rule 138
Marc Tarabella (S&D)

 Subject:  Protecting the health of workers in the cleaning industry
 Answer in writing 

In its reply to Written Question E-001904/2019 by my former colleague Hugues Bayet with regard to the protection of workers’ health in the cleaning sector, the Commission set out the legal framework currently in place to protect them.

This reply, however, did not provide any evaluation of these directives and regulations, which concern the health of more than 3 million workers who handle household products containing chemicals on a daily basis.

1. Does the Commission have any evidence base to assess the effectiveness of these legal provisions?

2. Does the Commission have access to any monitoring of the implementation of these measures by individual Member States?

3. Finally, in the interests both of long-term protection and evaluation, does the Commission not see the need to require, at European level, workers in the cleaning sector to undergo a medical examination upon taking up employment and check-ups at regular intervals thereafter?

Original language of question: FR 
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