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
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