A new EU Roadmap on carcinogens in the workplace

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.

The signatories of the Covenant stress the importance of promoting awareness raising as well as the development and exchange of good practices that prevent or reduce exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. The signatories have committed themselves to promoting awareness raising as well as the exchange of best practices and call upon stakeholders in their networks to participate actively in the exchange of good practices.

Read more at the source: A new EU Roadmap on carcinogens

 

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