LEGAL ALERT – MODIFICATION OF THE REGULATION ON THE USE AND EXPOSURE OF WORKERS TO CARCINOGENS IN INDUSTRY

On July 2nd, 2024, Royal Decree 612/2024 was approved, amending Royal Decree 665/1997 of May 12, 1997, on the protection of workers against risks related to exposure to carcinogenic agents at work.

The aforementioned Royal Decree 665/1997, a basic regulation on occupational risk prevention, addresses the measures for the protection of workers against risks related to exposure to carcinogenic and mutagenic agents in the workplace which are commonly present in industry such as asbestos, lead, or silica. Establishing specific obligations for employers to act on the risks related to hazardous agents, ensuring risk assessment and the implementation of appropriate preventive measures with the aim of guaranteeing occupational health and safety.

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