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Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances Working group on European Exposure Limits (WEELS) Agenda - 23 October 2003



Meeting of WEELS held on Thursday 23 October 2003 in the Fortune Room, Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HS

1. Welcome and introductions

2. Minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2003 (previously circulated)

[There were no comments on the minutes. The following actions emerged under discussion of matters arising:

3. Additional agenda item on Reasonable Practicability and Technical Feasibility

[HSE agreed to place TUC’s contribution on the reasonable practicability/ technical feasibility question on the agenda for a fuller discussion at the next meeting.]

4. Scene-setting and the role of WEELS. (WEELS/08/2003)

Influencing the EU limit-setting process. (WEELS/09/2003)

Communicating with members and the wider stakeholder base. (WEELS/10/2003)

[These three papers were considered together. The discussion clarified the information objectives of members and the occasions where individual and tripartite contributions to the limit-setting process were appropriate. HSE confirmed WEELS as the main forum for UK inputs to the EU limit-setting process. The following actions were agreed:

5. 2nd European Commission Directive on Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values. (WEELS/07/2003)

[Members were updated as to the present position of the 2nd IOELV Directive and HSE’s plans for implementation. The following actions were agreed in discussion:

6. Date of next meeting

[The next WEELS meeting to be held in April or May 2004, so that a report can be fed back to ACTS at its meeting in July 2004. The Secretariat agreed to circulate possible dates.

HSE to circulate a list of members and contact details.]

Updated 2009-01-06