Legal recommendation on health and safety regulations regarding WEEE recycling
In the context of WEEE recycling, health and safety issue should be approached from three aspects:
- General occupational health and safety regulations, which is applicable in all industrial sites
- Dismantling and treatment of WEEE
- Regulations on substances in EEE
WEEE – waste electrical and electronic equipment: electrical or electronic equipment which is waste within the meaning of Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/ EEC, including all components, subassemblies and consumables which are part of the product at the time of discarding.
Electrical and electronic equipment or ‘EEE’: equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields falling under the categories set out in Annex IA and designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1000 Volt for alternating current and 1500 Volt for direct current.Download