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Directive 2014/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 amending Council Directives 92/58/EEC, 92/85/EEC, 94/33/EC, 98/24/EC and Directive 2004/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, in order to align them to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

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Article 4Amendments to Directive 98/24/EC

Directive 98/24/EC is amended as follows:

(1)

In Article 2, point (b) is amended as follows:

(a)

point (i) is replaced by the following:

‘(i)

any chemical agent which meets the criteria for classification as hazardous within any physical and/or health hazard classes laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council(1), whether or not that chemical agent is classified under that Regulation;;

(b)

point (ii) is deleted;

(c)

point (iii) is replaced by the following:

‘(iii)

any chemical agent which, whilst not meeting the criteria for classification as hazardous in accordance with point (i) of point (b) of this Article may, because of its physico-chemical, chemical or toxicological properties and the way it is used or is present in the workplace, present a risk to the safety and health of workers, including any chemical agent that is assigned an occupational exposure limit value under Article 3.

(2)

In Article 4(1), the second indent is replaced by the following:

  • information on safety and health that shall be provided by the supplier (e.g. the relevant safety data sheet in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council(2)),

(3)

Article 8 is amended as follows:

(a)

in paragraph 1, the fourth indent is replaced by the following:

  • access to any safety data sheet provided by the supplier in accordance with Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006;

(b)

paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

3.Member States may take measures necessary to ensure that employers are able to obtain on request, preferably from the producer or supplier, all information on hazardous chemical agents that is necessary to apply Article 4(1) of this Directive, insofar as neither Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, nor Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 include any obligation to provide information.

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (OJ L 353, 31.12.2008, p. 1).’;

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC (OJ L 396, 30.12.2006, p. 1).’

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