Alert when dealing with hazardous substances

Published on: 01/02/2017

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) carried out a campaign of European field during 2018 and 2019, dedicated to the prevention of the risks for exhibition a hazardous substances in the workplaces: hazardous substances warning.

The objective is to reduce the exhibition to hazardous substances in the workplaces, raising awareness on risks and the most effective ways of preventing, being a specific objective carcinogenic agents. Mutua Universal has a section dedicated to the prevention of the exhibition to carcinogenic: PrevenCAREX

The National Health and Safety at work Institute (INSST) initiates the campaign “Avoid today the work cancer of tomorrow". This campaign will take place between on 24 January and on 13 February 2022. 

Hazardous substances are still an important issue for the security and the health in the position of work. Effects of the exhibition to chemical agents they cover from temporary or slight damages to the health, as an irritation of the skin, until acute or chronic illnesses serious, as they are respiratory diseases, and illnesses that can cause the death, as the asbestosis or the cancer.

The campaign finished in November 2019 with the delivery of the European awards to best practices, that are given as an examination of the exceptional and innovative solutions. You can consult the good winning practices and the rest of published practical cases on the prevention of the exhibition to hazardous substances.