European Commission drops cobalt restriction in favour of binding OELs

2022-05-05

The European Commission will stop the REACH restriction procedure for cobalt salts and focus on setting occupational exposure limits (OELs) for them instead, member state authorities were told at a meeting last week.

The move follows a long debate over the best risk management option (RMO) for the compounds, which has become representative of the messy interface between REACH and occupational safety and health (Osh) legislation.

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Chemical Watch, 5-05-22
; https://chemicalwatch.com/476891/european-commission-drops-cobalt-restriction-in-favour-of-binding-oels