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Ready-to-use factsheets online!

April 20, 2018

Feel like sharing information regarding carcinogenic substances in an easy and accessible way? Look no further, as the roadmap on carcinogens published 10 ready-to-use factsheets on asbestos, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS), vinyl chloride, chromium VI, hardwood dust, welding fumes, silica dust, diesel engine exhaust, and benzene. In the factsheets, attention is paid to the risks, […]

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New events online!

March 28, 2018

Interested in events, conferences or workshops concerning carcinogenic substances near you? Have a look at the event’s overview and have your pick. Prefer to read up on the latest developments? Have a little bit more patience as the European Trade Union Institute is about to come up with interesting materials. In June, the ETUI will […]

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New good practices online!

November 30, 2017

Sharing knowledge is vital to help companies find good solutions with regards to carcinogens in the workplace. To see all new entries, we invite you to take a look at the good practices overview, where more good practices will be published soon. Currently 51 solutions are published, and by the end of this year we […]

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Ireland joins roadmap on carcinogens

September 13, 2017

Ireland is now an official partner of the Roadmap on Carcinogens. Mr Pat Breen, the Irish Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection signed a written commitment in support.  Ireland will become increasingly engaged with other Members states on the important topic of carcinogens. Let’s give Ireland a warm welcome: […]

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Return to work after cancer: what does science say?

August 30, 2017

Around 1.6 million people of working age are diagnosed with cancer in Europe each year. Thanks to medical advancements, the number of cancer survivors is rising and more recovered patients return to work. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA, one of the six partners), provides an overview of what is known […]

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Belgium focuses on the prevention of risks of carcinogens at work

July 5, 2017

Cancer is the leading cause of work-related deaths in the European Union. The diagnosis of these cancers is usually made many years after exposure has taken place, which complicates the matter. The good news is that occupational cancers can be prevented by avoiding risks of exposure to carcinogenic chemical agents in the workplace. How to […]

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Dear friends of the roadmap, we have news for you!

June 2, 2017

One year ago the covenant on carcinogens has been signed as a symbolic start for the Roadmap Amsterdam – Vienna; leading us through Europe and even beyond. Many friendships have been formed, gave inspiration for activities in various countries and published the first good practices which help companies prevent exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. We invite […]

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The stop strategy starts with the S of substitution

May 29, 2017

Substitution is the first step in the occupational health hygiene strategy, also when dealing with carcinogens in the workplace. On the 11th of May a Conference on substitution of carcinogens was organised in the Netherlands. The Dutch team of the roadmap co-organized this event and participated with opening remarks and a presentation of the roadmap […]

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Occupational cancer in the workplace? Use this guide!

May 29, 2017

What is cancer? Why is cancer different? Where are carcinogens? And how to use control measures? Carcinogenic substances in the workplace can be a tricky thing. The best solution in one workplace could be different in another.  Luckily, the Trade Union Councils from the UK developed a guide on cancer and carcinogens in the workplace, […]

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