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Source: Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Occupational cancer kills around 100,000 people per year in the EU, making them the most common cause of work-related deaths. The two-day conference “STOP Cancer at Work” was devoted to this topic with a broad program of risk assessment, the appropriate use of substances and groups of substances, and the possibility of substituting hazardous substances. “Substitution” is the first core element of the STOP principle, which defines the priority of protective measures in the workplace. The conference took place as part of the “Roadmap on Carcinogens”, a voluntary agreement between partners in Europe, which Germany officially joined in November 2019. Around 100 active participants from industry, trade unions, science and the European Chemicals Agency have met intensively exchanged information on further steps to be taken to prevent work-related cancer. The experts agreed: In addition to the necessary laws and regulations, further efforts are necessary to support the companies in protecting their employees. The speakers presented ideas and initiatives on how good practical examples and solutions can be made available to all employers and employees. The “Roadmap on Carcinogens”, a joint initiative of several member states and employers ‘and workers’ associations on a European basis, plays a role here Level, an important role. The roadmap provides good solutions and practical ideas for working safely with carcinogenic substances free of charge on its platform and was the focus of the conference. Further topics of the conference were the future design of occupational safety and internal market policy at EU level as well as their effects on the cooperation of the various affected groups. The event was broadcast from the energy hall of the DASA working world exhibition in Dortmund. A total of 1,500 viewers from 26 countries watched the event live stream. You can find more information on occupational safety here.
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