Work-related cancer: raising awareness and the exchange of good practice

PPE - October 11, 2016 - 0 comments

Exposure to carcinogens in the workplace can be fatal – cancer is the leading cause of work-related deaths in the EU. To help address this situation there is now an action scheme for raising awareness and exchanging good practice: the Roadmap on Carcinogens.

The Roadmap on Carcinogens is designed to facilitate the sharing of solutions between companies and organisations and to raise awareness of the issue of work-related cancer.

More than one hundred thousand people are estimated to die in Europe each year as a result of working with carcinogens. Cases of work-related cancer are reported in a variety of settings:

Estimated occupational cancer deaths by cause in Great Britain, 2005



Who is involved with the roadmap?

The parties that created the Roadmap are:

  • The Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
  • BusinessEurope (European employers)
  • The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
  • The European Commission
  • The European Trade Union Confederation
  • The Netherlands Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment

How can you get involved?

The Roadmap on carcinogens is a fantastic place to share your ideas and best practices. You can join the community with a few clicks.


Source: A new EU Roadmap on carcinogens

Contains information published by Roadmap on Carcinogens © 2016

Contains information published by EU_OSHA: Copyright 1998-2016 European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.


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