In the EU, annually more than 100.000 people die because of work-related cancer. Exposure to carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) in the workplace, is a main contributing factor to these deaths. In fact, exposure to the carcinogen asbestos is the leading cause of deaths due to occupational cancer today. Let’s join forces to find and share smart solutions to reduce exposure to carcinogens across European workplaces, and improve workers’ health. Join the roadmap on carcinogens today!

Identifying smart solutions and sharing best practices between businesses and organisations, could make a tremendous difference. How? It would reduce workers’ exposure to carcinogens, and it would improve the survival of many workers today and tomorrow.

Across Europe, organisations join forces to make a change that is unstoppable. Therefore, on May 25th 2016, six major European organisations took the initiative to a voluntary action scheme to raise awareness of the risks arising from exposure to carcinogens in the workplace and exchange good practices. This action scheme is titled “Roadmap on carcinogens”. Moreover, these parties signed a covenant to commit themselves to stay active for the next three years. The parties that paved this Roadmap are: the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, the European Commission, the European Trade Union Confederation, BusinessEurope, and the governments of Austria and the Netherlands.

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One of the main aims of the Roadmap on carcinogens is to share best practices between companies and organisations. We know that, across Europe, initiatives are already being taken by local companies and organisations to apply solutions and prevent carcinogen exposure. The aim of the Roadmap is to propel these solutions towards innovative practices that are used across Europe. Therefore, we encourage you to share your best practices and ideas about carcinogen exposure prevention with the rest of Europe! The option to share your best practices on the Roadmap will soon be available.

The second important aim of the Roadmap on carcinogens is to facilitate others in awareness raising activities and knowledge sharing. The roadmap will function as the hub of activities undertaken in industries, companies and governments.

Start sharing knowledge by letting others know about any activities regarding the prevention of carcinogen exposure, that are being hosted near you. So, if you are organizing a meeting within your company or a local or (inter)national conference, you are encouraged to share the initiative on the activity calendar of the Roadmap. As more organisations and companies share their activities, we will see an increasing number of lightbulbs of knowledge appear on the map, so that all of Europe will become aware of preventive actions of carcinogen exposure, and Europe will be literally enlightened by innovative solutions to reduce exposure.


What you can do right now

As we are building a community to raise awareness about carcinogen exposure and share our best practices, we need your support! Join the roadmap on carcinogens today, receive updates about the Roadmap, and become a member of a unique valuable community in which workers health, innovation and best practices go hand in hand across Europe.

The Roadmap on carcinogens needs your ideas, your best practices, and your network. In return, you and your business can benefit from the knowledge and activities that are shared within the Roadmap community. If you are willing to dedicate a few moments of your time, leave your contact information here and become part of the Roadmap community today!

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