On 11 February, FIEC responded to the European Commission's social partners' consultation on the protection of workers from asbestos and chemical agents (i.e. lead and di-isocyanates) at work.
In short, FIEC considers that the current EU legal framework is sufficient and does not support stricter occupational exposure limit values (OELs) for the substances under consideration.
In any case, FIEC stresses that it should be as easy as possible for contractors to measure and implement such OELs on construction sites.
Also, the EU should focus rather on accompanying measures (e.g. exchange of good practice, prevention campaigns, etc.), which would guarantee national conformity with EU law and help companies comply with the rules.
Check out FIEC Position Paper here