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Beating cancer: Better protection of workers against cancer-causing chemicals
Each year, about 120,000 work-related cancer cases occur as a result of exposure to carcinogens at work in the EU, leading to approximately 80,000 fatalities annually. To improve workers' protection against cancer, the Commission has proposed today to further limit their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.
Coronavirus: biological agents directive updated to better protect the health and safety of workers
The Commission has published today an update to the biological agents directive to further improve the safety of workers in the EU.
Protecting workers against cancer-causing chemicals: third agreement between EU institutions
The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a provisional agreement on the Commission's third proposal to broaden the list of recognised cancer-causing chemicals in the workplace.
Protecting workers against cancer-causing chemicals: Statement by Commissioner Thyssen following the agreement between the EU institutions
The European Parliament and the Council have come to an agreement on the Commission's second proposal to broaden the list of recognised cancer-causing chemicals in the workplace.
Commission takes action to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals
The Commission proposes to limit workers' exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited since the beginning of this mandate. Estimates show that today's proposal would improve working conditions for over 1,000,000 EU workers and prevent over 22,000 cases of work-related illness.
Commission launches new initiative to improve health and safety of workers
Today the European Commission is taking action to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU.
Commission proposes to protect workers better from cancer-causing chemicals
Cancer is the first cause of work-related deaths in the EU, accounting for 53% of the total. The number of deaths attributed to occupational cancer in the EU is reported to be around 102,000 per year.