A0: SLIC-CHEMEX Meeting
SLIC is currently (Oct2020) establishing a new work programme and possible revision of its working groups’ structure. It is therefore the right moment to start exploring a possible mutually beneficial collaboration. On 20 November 2020 the RoC is therefore invited to a meeting of the SLIC-CHEMEX working group to present the Roadmap on Carcinogens and to start an exchange of views on this possible future collaboration.
Meeting of the Challenge Team to discuss possible collaboration and if yes, to further detail the activity plan, division of tasks, an estimated budget and to start executing the challenge. Other aspects to be discussed are if and how ‘friends of the roadmap’ could be involved in the challenge, promotional aspects and it is reflected where there are potential synergies with other challenges.
Discussion with SLIC-representatives on the way forward in helping secure compliance on company level. Taking into account the extra workload because of the pandemic, it is important to find activities that are not labour intensive and of added benefit. Examples of activities to explore and discuss could involve:
- Making the Roadmap on Carcinogens a standard item on the agenda of SLICs’ working group Chemex.
- Organising joint workshops at events like for instance A+A.
- Publish inspection guidelines (which are agreed for public viewing) and other relevant documents on the website of the Roadmap on Carcinogens, like for instance the ‘Guidance on Respirable Crystalline Silica’ on construction sites’, Training package and the Welding Guidance;
- Exchange Roadmap on Carcinogens substances factsheets to inspectors.
- Possibility of launching enforcement campaigns after a new occupational exposure limit (OEL) is adopted and implemented at national level.
- Explore whether the EU-Council Presidency countries could be the lead of this SLIC-challenge and be part of the Challenge Team during their Presidency.
- Dissemination of Roadmap on Carcinogens solutions and deliverables through the SLIC secretariat to member states.
A2: Plan definition
Development of a possible joint collaboration plan SLIC-Roadmap on Carcinogens 2021- 2024. Based on this, an update of this challenge description will be made and a challenge leader will be appointed
The joint plan will be implemented.
The challenge team has a concluding meeting where future steps are discussed and the end or the way forward is decided.