EC Proposal to Protect Workers against Cancer-Causing Chemicals
On 13 May 2016 the European Commission released a press statement on Commission proposals to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals. Cancer is one of the main causes of work-related deaths in the EU, accounting for 53% of the total and therefore the single biggest health risk to workers in the European Union.
To improve protection for workers from cancer-causing chemicals, the Commission proposed changes to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC) to limit exposure to 13 cancer-causing chemicals at the workplace. For more information is available HERE.