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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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Finnish Minister of Social Affairs signs the roadmap!

April 7, 2017

The Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health Pirkko Mattila has signed a written commitment to join the “Roadmap on Carcinogens” in March 2017. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health organized a seminar “Work-related cancer can be prevented” for social partners and experts in occupational safety and health on 6th March 2017. There were […]

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Two interesting events coming up in Belgium and Austria!

April 3, 2017

The roadmap on carcinogens website is now sharing information on two interesting events which are coming up in the next few months. The first event is the Austrian campaign on carcinogens – taking place from June 2017 onwards. The Austrian government recognizes the importance of carcinogen awareness and exposure prevention. Therefore, they are conducting a […]

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New measures against carcinogens are coming up!

March 31, 2017

Europe has been busy developing and discussing the appropriate measures for carcinogen exposure for some time. Last year, the first batch of proposals for measures against carcinogens was realized. Early in 2017, the second batch is being released with the potential release of a third batch of measures later on. The current EU strategy is to […]

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New solution: Dust in the workplace!

March 31, 2017

A new solution about dust in the workplace was recently shared from the UK! Dust is often considered a nuisance, but it can also be a killer in the workplace. For instance, dust can cause cancer in the lungs, asthma, allergies and even heart disease. In the UK, a guideline about dust was published to […]

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Just in: basic rules for carcinogen exposure!

March 31, 2017

The Roadmap on carcinogens has drafted a few essential rules that apply whenever carcinogenic substances are used in any workplace. Let’s give you a heads up of the most important rules to live (and work!) by: For workers: Make sure to wash yourself after working with chemicals and carcinogens, pay special attention to hands and […]

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