World Cancer Day 2020: committed to working together for cancer-free workplaces

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In the last 20 years, the World Cancer Day on 4 February has grown into a powerful movement inspiring organisations, communities and individuals to increase awareness and take action for reducing the global impact of the disease.

Work-related cancer remains the biggest occupational health challenge in Europe. 120,000 cancer cases occur annually because of exposure to carcinogens at work.

Through research and awareness raising activities, EU-OSHA contributes actively to the fight against work-related cancer. We are now in the preparatory phase of a survey to collect comprehensive data on the workers’ exposure on cancer risk factors in Europe. The aim of the survey is to better target awareness-raising campaigns and preventive measures, and to contribute to evidence-based policy-making.

Learn more about our project Workers’ exposure survey on cancer risk factors in Europe

Check out our web section on work-related cancer

Discover the Roadmap on Carcinogens and the active role played by EU-OSHA

Join the World Cancer Day and the #IAmAndIWill campaign