1647b The european roadmap on carcinogens: let’s get smart about carcinogens at work

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Abstract

To reduce cancer as the leading cause of work-related deaths in the EU, six key European institutes took the initiative to develop a voluntary action scheme to raise awareness about the risks arising from exposure to carcinogens in the workplace and exchange of good practices. This action scheme is titled ‘Roadmap on carcinogens’ and runs up until 2019.

The roadmap aims to raise awareness and practical knowledge exchange. Identifying smart solutions and sharing good practices between businesses and organisations, could make a tremendous difference. How? It would reduce workers’ exposure to carcinogens, and it would improve the survival of many workers today and tomorrow. One of the main aims of the Roadmap on carcinogens is to share solutions between companies and organisations. Across Europe many initiatives are already being taken by local companies and organisations to apply solutions and prevent or reduce carcinogen exposure. The aim of the Roadmap is to propel these solutions towards innovative practices that are used across Europe. Therefore, sharing best practices and ideas about preventing and reducing exposure to carcinogens at work with the rest of Europe is encouraged. The second aim of the Roadmap on carcinogens is to encourage and help others to raise awareness and share knowledge. The roadmap will function as the hub of activities undertaken in industries, companies and governments. In the presentation several good practices, events and the network of the roadmap will be discussed.

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