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Most dangerous substances and sectors at risk in the EU: new study

February 7, 2019

A new study, based on collected data from several publicly available sources, has identified the substances and sectors that pose the greatest risk to workers in the EU. The top 5 most dangerous substances are: silica, asbestos, solvents, non-infectious biological agents and wood dust. The top 5 sectors at risk are: Trade and repair of […]

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Agreement to add five more cancer-causing chemicals to the CMD

February 7, 2019

The European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the Commission’s third proposal to broaden the list of recognised cancer-causing chemicals in the workplace. With this agreement, 5 additional cancer-causing chemicals will be covered by the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (CMD). This agreement will, for instance, ensure better protection […]

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Proceedings conference ‘Women, work and cancer’

December 19, 2018

Work on the prevention of occupational cancer in women is facing some challenges. Epidemiological research in this area focuses far more often on men than on women. There is a stereotype of occupational cancer only being an issue for male professions in traditional industries. The ETUI has organised a conference ‘Women, work and cancer, which took […]

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European Parliament adopts position on third amendment to the carcinogens Directive

December 7, 2018

Updated regulations from the European front. The European Parliament has adopted the European Commission’s proposal to further update the rules concerning carcinogens in the workplace. Five additional cancer-causing substances are added to the carcinogens Directive with the third amendment. Exposure limites and/or skin notations are concerned of Cadmium, Beryllium, Arsenic acid, Formaldehyde and MOCA (4,4’Methylene-bis(2-chloroaniline)). Next […]

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Latest HesaMag issue dedicated to work-related cancer

December 7, 2018

The latest issue of HesaMag, the magazine of the European Trade Union Institute on OSH and working conditions, focusses on work-related cancer. The title “emerging from obscurity” is related to the low visibility of the phenomenon. This might be because the majority of the affected population of work-related cancer are ‘silent workers’, in other words, blue-collar […]

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Available now! Free download of “Cancer and work: understanding occupational cancers and taking action to eliminate them”.

December 7, 2018

Tony Musu and Laurent Vogel from the European Trade Union Institute bring the contributions of 28 experts together in “Cancer and work: understanding occupational cancers and taking action to eliminate them.” The only recently released volume combines a richness of material on the latest knowledge on the issue, new prevention practices, legislation and the recognition […]

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Presentations from Austrian Presidency conference available online

October 10, 2018

All presentations from the Austrian presidency conference have been published and can be found here: Conference programme Dietmar Hammer, Team Styria – “Protection against carcinogens – simple measures – big success” Dr. David Tjong Respirable Crystaline Sylica – practical solutions Dr. Vincent Ho, IOSH No Time to Lose  Laurie Hermans, Roadmap on carcinogens, State of play 2016 – […]

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The Roadmap via Vienna2018 to Helsinki2019!

September 24, 2018

Vienna, 24 september 2018 Today the Roadmap on Carcinogens made an important pit stop in Vienna on its journey to tackle work-related cancer. The Austrian government is one of the six founding partners of the Roadmap since the start in Amsterdam in May 2016 during the Dutch EU Presidency conference. Austria holds the Presidency of the […]

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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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