Two research reports of particular interest are:
The European Commission is taking steps towards better regulation and has expressed its commitment to simplification. Legislative simplification is partly dependent upon the evaluation of existing legislation. Therefore, to develop a European-wide evaluation methodology, government representatives from member states set up a working group in 2005. The group decided to test a jointly-agreed evaluation method through an evaluation of the Display Screen Equipment Directive (90/270/EEC) carried out by each member in its own country. Six countries took part and the final group report and Executive Summary can be downloaded below. The report will contribute to the deliberations of the EU Advisory Committee on Safety and Health's working party, in the evaluation of occupational safety and health directives.
HSE commissioned the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) to carry out the evaluation in Great Britain. HSL produced two reports: one went to the EU working group and the other compared the same data with that from HSE's 1997 evaluation of the DSE Regulations. The reports can be downloaded below: