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EU-Israel Workshop on Issues Associated with Silica and Artificial Stone

On 28 January 2015, EU-OSHA hosted a workshop in Bilbao to discuss new and existing initiatives in the EU and beyond aimed at preventing health problems associated with silica and artificial stone. The workshop included representatives from the European Commission (DG EMPL), the UK, Italy, Spain, the ILO, the WHO and the European Network on Silica (NEPSI). The workshop was organised with the support of the European Commission as part of EU-OSHA’s ENP project and included a Delegation from Israel who presented new research in the area of silica related to artificial stone. The workshop was an opportunity to bring together parties from the EU and its neighbourhood to discuss an issue that continues to be of concern and also to highlight an emerging concern related to the use of artificial stone.

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