Roadmap on carcinogens

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Publication Date 2016
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Cancer is estimated to be the leading cause of work-related deaths in the EU. It is clear that more can be done to reduce the number of cases of occupational cancer, and that’s why, on 25 May 2016, six European organisations signed a covenant committing them to a voluntary action scheme to raise awareness of the risks arising from exposures to carcinogens in the workplace and exchange good practices.

The partners 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.

The signatories to the Covenant have drawn up a Roadmap for the scheme, which will run from 2016 to 2019. Member States, social partners, companies, research organisations and other organisations across Europe (and even beyond) are encouraged to participate.

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