Our Ref: HSR/1/8
Head Office Circular: NP/29/20
18th February 2020
To: The Secretary
ALL SHIPPING BRANCHES
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS
Occupational Cancer Webinar, 28 February 2020
The European Cancer League (ECL), the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) are to run a special webinar on occupational health and the European Code Against Cancer on 28 February, 12:00-13.00 UK time.
They say with more than 100,000 deaths per year, cancer is the number one work-related cause of death in the European Union. Over half (53 per cent) of all work-related deaths are caused by occupational cancer. Ensuring adequate prevention strategies and protection measures for workers requires an EU-wide response, yet there are large differences in the level of protection of workers across Europe.
Presenters are Tony Musu of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), will give an introduction to occupational cancers and the role of civil society in reducing work-related exposure risks, and William Tailler from the European Commission, who will provide an overview of the legislative and regulatory actions the Commission is taking to prevent exposure.
Occupational cancer webinar, 28 February 2020, 12:00-13:00 UK time.
Please make the contents of this Circular available to all appropriate members.