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Document 11992E118A

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
TITLE VIII: SOCIAL POLICY EDUCATION VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND YOUTH
CHAPTER 1 : SOCIAL PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 118A

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11992E118A

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY - TITLE VIII: SOCIAL POLICY EDUCATION VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND YOUTH - CHAPTER 1 : SOCIAL PROVISIONS - ARTICLE 118A /* CODIFIED VERSION OF THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY */

Official Journal C 224 , 31/08/1992 P. 0045


Article 118a

1. Member States shall pay particular attention to encouraging improvements, especially in the working environment, as regards the health and safety of workers, and shall set as their objective the harmonization of conditions in this area, while maintaining the improvements made.

2. In order to help achieve the objective laid down in the first paragraph, the Council, acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 189c and after consulting the Economic and Social Committee, shall adopt by means of directives, minimum requirements for gradual implementation, having regard to the conditions and technical rules obtaining in each of the Member States. (35)()

Such directives shall avoid imposing administrative, financial and legal constraints in a way which would hold back the creation and development of small and medium-sized undertakings.

3. The provisions adopted pursuant to this Article shall not prevent any Member State from maintaining or introducing more stringent measures for the protection of working conditions compatible with this Treaty.

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