European Commission says still no action on worker health

European Commission says still no action on worker health

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http://strongerunions.org/2015/10/28/european-commission-says-still-no-a...

This year the European Trade Union Institute published a paper on work-related cancers in the EU. It showed that 102,500 deaths take place each year because of exposure to carcinogens in the workplace, twenty times the number caused by workplace injuries.

The cause of these deaths is that workers are being exposed to cancer-causing agents in the workplace. These can range from silica to diesel exhaust, from benzene to wood dust. These deaths could be avoided if employers simply ensured that workers were not exposed and that is simply not happening.

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Work related illness, Cancer

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