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A new website will enable workers to find out more about cancer risks at work and the dangers of exposure to carcinogens. Backing the project are the ETUC, BusinessEurope, the European Commission, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and two EU presidencies (Netherlands and Austria), partners in the European campaign ‘Roadmap on Carcinogens’, launched in Amsterdam in May 2016.
“This Roadmap is of real importance to workers and their unions because it improves the practical knowledge about how to prevent work related cancer,” said Esther Lynch, ETUC Confederal Secretary. The Roadmap is a voluntary initiative aimed at exchanging good safety practices among trade unions, labour inspectors, businesses, researchers, OSH professionals and other actors.
The partners are inviting organisations and companies throughout Europe to join in, contributing information, resources and events focused on preventing exposure to carcinogens in EU workplaces.