The Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC), a body mandated to give its opinion on all matters relating to the enforcement by the Member States of EU legislation on occupational safety and health (OSH), convenes in Bucharest on May 15-16, 2019, under Romania’s office as rotating Council Presidency,
The 76th SLIC meeting focuses on “Preparing for the future – National labour inspection services and their role in occupational health and safety education”.
“The topic of this year’s Senior Labour Inspectors Committee meeting, namely, the role of the national labour inspection services in occupational health and safety education, is in line with the social policy priorities selected by the Romanian Government: education, health and safety at work, adaptability and competitiveness on a highly dynamic labour market. Allow me to recall that the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU has concluded a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on the exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work – a revision that will enhance the workers’ rights to a high level of health and safety in the workplace”, stated Minister of Labour and Social Justice Marius Budăi.
SLIC is mandated to monitor, in close cooperation between its members and the European Commission, the effective and equivalent enforcement of secondary Community law on health and safety at work and to review the practical issues of monitoring the enforcement of the relevant legislation. The main goal of the SLIC is to harmonise national OSH legislation, to debate on the emerging trends, to approve the guidelines aimed at helping labour inspectors in their work and to strengthen member cooperation.
The Senior Labour Inspectors Committee is composed of one representative of the national labour inspection services per each Member State. It was set up in 1995 to provide the European Commission, either at the Commission’s request or on its own initiative, with opinions on all the matters related to the enforcement by the Member States of Community legislation on health and safety at work.