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)

European Commission

September 2022

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

Older updates:

December 2021

July 2021

2016 – 2021 (ongoing)