Beating cancer is a priority within the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2021-2027. This Napo film is designed to raise awareness about work-related cancer and how to prevent it. The focus is on ‘process-generated carcinogens’ which occur as a by-product of a work process and need extra attention because they don’t have labels and there may not be any references in Safety Data Sheets.
A high proportion of EU workers are potentially exposed to ‘process-generated contaminants’, in particular exhaust fumes such as diesel engine emissions, silica dust, hardwood dust, and welding fumes.
Typical occupations where exposure to carcinogens is high include builders, drivers, mechanics, woodworkers, painters, and welders.
Many workers are not aware that these substances can cause cancer…. that needs to change!