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Occupational safety and health in a changing world of work
The European Commission has adopted the EU strategic framework on health and safety at work 2021-2027.
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: 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.