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Occupational Exposure to Carcinogens in Hospitals: Protection of Workers - International Online Seminar


Cancer is the leading cause of work-related deaths in Europe. Every year more than 120,000 workers are diagnosed with this disease due to occupational exposure to carcinogens.

On 3 September 2021, the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities of the Republic of Slovenia presented the "International Online Seminar - Occupational Exposure to Carcinogens in Hospitals: Protection of Workers" as part of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union programme.

The event gathered representatives from the Slovenian Labour Ministry, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), medical institutions, and experts from different European countries to present the latest research and best practices on protecting hospital employees from the risks of exposure to carcinogens.

Dr. Christa Sedlatschek, EU-OSHA´s Executive Director, gave a presentation on the Roadmap on Carcinogensan international initiative aimed to unite individuals, companies, and countries to battle occupational cancer together.

EU-OSHA´s perspective on carcinogens and work-related cancers was also presented by the Agency´s Senior Project Manager Dr Elke Schneider.

The online seminar was free of charge and held in Slovenian and English.

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