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International conference on how to manage dangerous substances and prevent work-related diseases

Event details

Location: 
Neimënster - Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster
City: 
Luxembourg
Country: 
Luxembourg
Organization: 
Inspection du Travail et des Mines (ITM) - Luxembourg Focal Point
Date: 
02/10/2018

Description

This conference brings together occupational safety and health (OSH) experts from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg to discuss practical ways to assess and control dangerous substances in the workplace.

In the framework of the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign, speakers stress the need to eliminate or reduce workers’ exposure to chemical agents and protect them against work-related accidents and health problems.

Speakers present the latest updates of the EU directive on carcinogens and mutagens which introduced limit values for additional cancer-causing chemical agents. They elaborate on the health risks of constant exposure to hazardous substances and share good practice examples on the prevention of pulmonary diseases.

Finally, speakers introduce the roadmap on carcinogens and share knowledge on chemical risk assessment in the workplace to provide healthy and safe working environments in all three countries.

Speakers:

  • Marco Boly, Director, Labour and Mining Inspectorate
  • Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy