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Health and Safety for Outdoor Workers: Policies for Preventing Occupational Skin Cancer in Europe

A Policy Debate

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 (12:45-14:15)

Hosted by MEP Charles Tannock (ECR)

With the support of: Mattias Groote MEP (S&D, Germany), Alojz Peterle MEP (EPP, Slovenia), Pavel Poc (S&D, Czech Republic) Evelyn Regner (S&D, Austria), Michelle Rivasi (Greens, France) Jutta Steinruck (S&D, Germany) and Eleni Theocharous (EPP, Cyprus)

WHO Office at the EU, UN House, 14, rue Montoyer 1000 Brussels


Opening remarks

Dr Roberto Bertollini, Chief Scientist and WHO Representative to the EU

Dr Charles Tannock MEP, MEPs Against Cancer Vice President

Mr Alojz Peterle MEP, President, MEPs Against Cancer

Dr. Sakari Karjalainen, ECL Board Member, and Secretary General, Cancer Society of Finland

Stakeholder presentations

Introduction to UV-induced occupational skin cancer and overview of latest scientific and policy developments, Prof. Dr. Swen Malte John, Chair EADV task force on occupational skin diseases and EU Horizon 2020 project StanDerm

Priorities of the European Parliament on occupational health, Jutta Steinruck, MEP

The workers’ perspective, Rolf Gehring, European Federation of Building and Woodworkers

National case study on protecting outdoor workers, Marbeth Ferguson, Skin Cancer prevention coordinator, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Global perspectives regarding the protection of outdoor workers against UV, Dr. Emilie van Deventer, Team Leader, Radiation Programme, WHO HQ, Geneva

Review of EU occupational health specific policies, Jorge Costa-David, DG Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission

Background document, Prof. Dr. Swen Malte John, Chair EADV task force on occupational skin diseases and EU Horizon 2020 project StanDerm

Meeting report 


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