05/07/2018

Factsheets on various carcinogens now available online

Cancer is estimated to be the leading cause of work-related deaths in the EU.
It is clear that more can be done to reduce the number of cases of occupational
cancer, and that's why in 2016, six European organisations signed a covenant
committing them to a voluntary action scheme to raise awareness of the risks
arising from exposures to carcinogens in the workplace and exchange good
practices - the so called: roadmap on carcinogens.

The roadmap on carcinogens has now recently published 10 ready-to-use
factsheets on
- asbestos,
- polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS),
- vinyl chloride,
- chromium VI,
- hardwood dust,
- welding fumes,
- silica dust,
- diesel engine exhaust, and
- benzene.

In the factsheets, attention is paid to the risks, the substance itself, the
symptoms and what possible actions could be to lessen the risk of exposure.

More info


AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work