Challenge 1.1: Better data

Better and more detailed data on exposure to carcinogens is essential to raise awareness on the need for action and to monitor - especially on the long run - if we are able to see a decline in the use of cancer causing agents on the shop floor.

First data from the EU-OSHA worker exposure survey in six EU Member states will become available in 2023. We should explore possibilities of combining data. Such approaches may potentially provide a better picture on the occupational exposure in the future.


Challenge team

  • Finland, further partners welcome


  • Commission / DG EMPL
  • Member States
  • ECHA
  • Commission DG RTD and national research institutions involved in OSH research
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Challenge updates

Progress report

July 28, 2021

Tools to support the employer with their risk assessment are available for example in France and Germany. Within Challenge 3.2 – Involving Occupation prevention organisations, the first activity included identifying other tools in the EU and publishing a non-exhaustive overview. After the data generation, we can conclude that the assessed tools share many commonalities and […]

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