A new EU Roadmap on carcinogens
On 25 May 2016, six organisations, including EU-OSHA, the European Commission and the European social partners signed a Covenant agreeing to participate in a new Roadmap for a scheme to reduce exposures to carcinogens in the workplace.
The initiative starts with the Netherlands EU Presidency in 2016 and is supported by the Austrian EU Presidency in 2019.
Cancer is estimated to cause more than half of all work-related deaths in Europe, and the new scheme proposes to raise awareness of the risks and of the importance of the EU limit values as an element to prevent exposures. It also aims to achieve more widespread and efficient exchange of the many good practices that already exist in this area.
Join in, get active and follow the roadmap!
- EU-OSHA website: Roadmap on Carcinogens
- See the introductory video to the Roadmap
- Consult the Roadmap for full details of the planned joint efforts to reduce occupational cancer
- Read the press release of the Dutch Focal Point for Safety and Health at Work (NL, EN)
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