European Commission drops cobalt restriction in favour of binding OELs


Proposal for limit value under CMRD due by end of 2024

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