Activating European industries and sectors in the fight against exposure to carcinogens in the workplace

Cancer is the leading cause of work-related mortality in the European Union. Identifying smart solutions and sharing good practices between businesses and organizations could make a tremendous difference in reducing workers’ exposure to carcinogens. The Roadmap on Carcinogens, established by BusinessEurope and others, encourages and helps businesses, organizations, industries and others to raise awareness and share knowledge on how to tackle exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. One of the main aims of the Roadmap is to share good practices between companies and organisations. While many initiatives have already been undertaken, there is an existing need to do more. Amongst others, there is a need for increased targeted dissemination of what is already known on reducing exposure to carcinogens between relevant stakeholders at all levels.

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