Carcinogens

EU-OSHA took key safety and health trends to the A+A Congress

From 26 to 29 October 2021 EU-OSHA participated in the A+A International Congress and Trade Fair on safety, security and health at work in Düsseldorf.

EU-OSHA representatives informed about occupational safety and health (OSH) incentives to promote high performance at company level and took part in a workshop on the Roadmap on Carcinogens.

Visitors had a choice of 35 series of events with over 300 speakers from research and practice, politics and administration – face-to-face or digitally.

See the website to find out more: A+A congress and trade fair

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

Roadmap

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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World Cancer Day 2021: preventing cancer risks at work

Every 4th of February, World Cancer Day brings worldwide attention to cancer and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment, recognising the commitment of organisations, communities and individuals to reducing the global impact of the disease.