Roadmap on Carcinogens


The Roadmap on Carcinogens (available in several languages, see below) is a voluntary action scheme to raise awareness about the risks arising from exposure to carcinogens in the workplace and exchange good practices. Most hazardous substances are labelled and identified under CLP, but there are also carcinogens created as a by-product during a work process, so called process-generated carcinogens (PGCs). As Process generated carcinogen e.g. diesel engine exhaust, respirable crystalline silica, hardwood dust, do not have Safety Data Sheets, the “Occupational exposure to carcinogens” introduction and substance specific factsheets (available in several languages, see below) on the roadmap are a useful resource. 

The Roadmap refers to the IARC classifications for carcinogens. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Carcinogens) Regulations only regulate carcinogens which are classified under CLP or in Annex1. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Chemicals (including carcinogens) are regulated under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations.

Roadmap on Carcinogens available in 8 different languages HERE (Danish, Dutch, Estonian, German, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Slovenian).

Factsheets available in 25 different languages HERE (Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, FrenchGerman, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maltese, Norwegian Bokmal, Serbian, Slovenian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish).

The Roadmap have released a user-friendly interactive game focusing on the management of workplace carcinogens. This game is accessible in English, French and Dutch. There are sections for Healthcare, Construction and Industry.