Interactive maps shows where in Europe workplaces are tackling cancer

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European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published an interactive map to help raise awareness of the dangers of carcinogens in the workplace.

Cancer is the leading cause of work-related deaths in the EU, responsible for around 80,000 deaths each year.

Carcinogens are the leading cause of cancer. They include everything from solvents, to process-generated materials such as the particles found in welding fumes and silica dust.

By using good practices, such as extraction of vapours or dusts, proper use of respiratory equipment or good occupational hygiene practices, this number could be greatly reduced.

The Roadmap on Carcinogens shows where people and organisations in Europe are taking action to tackle the risks arising from exposure to carcinogens in the workplace.

Social partners, companies, research organisations and other stakeholders across Europe are all encouraged to participate. Simply add your name and organization to show your support.

EU Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances is the campaign from EU-OSHA running this year. Safety Management is a media partner.


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