Occupational Safety & Health
Roadmap on Carcinogens
- Fact sheets (ALL)
- Fact sheet on ‘Hydrazine’ – identified as an issue in the context of the military (November 2021)
- Fact sheet on ‘Combustion’ – Combustion processes take place in a wide variety of industries like metal processing, construction, shipyards, and transportation industries. Exposure to engine exhaust takes place in occupations such as mechanics in bus garages and truck terminals, truck drivers, firefighters, construction workers, forklift operators, people working with fixed power sources like compressors, generators, workers loading and unloading ships or airplanes, oil and gas workers and toll-booth workers (July 2022)
- Scoping study report on welding fumes (ECHA – European Chemicals Agency) – study report on the evaluation of limit values for welding fumes and fumes from other processes that generate fume in a similar way at the workplace.
European Agency for Safety & Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
- Publications: case studies; guides; discussion papers; fact-sheets; reports (November 2022)
- Tools & resources: for raising awareness and managing occupational safety and health (November 2022)
- New legislative proposal to protect European workers from asbestos
To protect people from exposure to asbestos and prevent risks for future generations, the Commission sets out a comprehensive public health approach to:
- Better support victims of asbestos-related diseases
- Better protect workers from asbestos
- Improve information on asbestos in buildings.
- Ensure safe disposal of asbestos and zero pollution
Significant EU funding is available to support Member States in health prevention, treatment, renovations and safe asbestos removal through the Recovery and Resilience Facility, the European Social Fund Plus and the European Regional Development Fund.
To improve protection of workers, the Commission aims at reducing the exposure limit of asbestos at work to 10 times lower than the current value (from 0.1 fibres per cubic centimetre (f/cm³) to 0.01 f/cm³), based on the latest scientific and technological developments.
Factsheet: Protecting people from asbestos
- EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2021 – 2027: An update on safety and health rules at work with three key objectives: Anticipating and managing change in the new world of work; Improving prevention of work-related diseases and accidents and; Increasing preparedness for possible future health threats. An emphasis is placed on using strong social dialogue to implement the actions.
2016 – 2021 (ongoing)