‘Working together to eliminate occupational cancer’ conference was held in
Helsinki on 27-28 November as part of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of
the European Union. The conference was part of the Roadmap on Carcinogens.
launched in May 2016, the objective of the Roadmap is to raise awareness of the
risks posed by exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. The aim is to raise awareness
of this issue and encourage companies and organisations to develop and share
best practices to prevent or reduce exposure to carcinogens. The overall goal
is to reduce the number of work-related cancers. The latest joint statement on
the Roadmap’s objectives can be found here.
Roadmap has already been extended several times in the past. In Helsinki it was
renewed once more until 31 December 2020. Partners of the initiative are the
Netherlands, Austria, the European Trade Union Confederation, BusinessEurope,
the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and the European Commission.
Germany also officially joined the Roadmap at the conference.
information can be found on the Roadmap on Carcinogens website.
will take over the EU Council Presidency in the second half of 2020. As part of
its Presidency, Germany will then also be in charge of the Roadmap until 31