Skin Cancer: Safe Work Under the Sun

Exhibition: Skin Cancer - Outdoor Workers' Number One Enemy

and Free Skin Cancer Screenings

 

Exhibition, 20-22 June 2017

European Parliament, Brussels

ASP G 1st Floor

 

EADV is proud to host, on 20-22 June 2017, an interactive exhibition in the European Parliament highlighting the importance of skin cancer caused by UV solar radiation as an occupational disease. This 3-day exhibition will showcase to European parliamentarians and social partners the need for concrete action to protect Europe’s 14.5 million outdoor workers from skin cancer.

The exhibition is hosted by MEP Jens Gieseke (DE, EPP)

Register here

 

Programme and Agenda

 

Tuesday 20th June, 13.00-14.00

Launch Debate: 'Protecting Europe's Outdoor Workers from Skin Cancer'

 

Speakers:

  • MEP Jens Gieseke (DE, EPP)
  • EADV representative
  • Emilie van Deventer, WHO, Geneva
  • Marc Wittlich, University of Onsabruck

 

Tuesday 20th June - Wednesday 21st June, 9.00-17.00

Interactive Exhibition

  • Photo booth: Take a picture with friends and tweet your support
  • Outdoor worker hats: Choose from a beekeeper’s hat, hard hat or yellow fisherman’s hat – which protects you from the sun? Do any of them?
  • Free sun hats: Look good and keep skin protected! Be one of the first 200 people to get one
  • UV scanner: See underneath your skin, does your skin match your age? Are you applying sun cream correctly?
  • Q&A: With outdoor workers, learn what is really like to work outside all day. Does it match your dreams to escape the office?
  • Sign the call to action!

Free skin cancer screening by EADV dermatologist (from 20 June, 10.00)

  • Full body skin cancer screenings in European Parliament Medical Rooms and MEP offices
  • Free ‘instant check’ of at risk areas of skin: face, neck, hands and forearms
  • Dermatologists answer your questions

 

Thursday 22nd June, 9.00-12.00

Information Exhibition

  • Infographics and information material
  • EADV specialists on hand to answer questions

 

Practical Information

If you require an access badge, please click this link to register.  

Please note that due to security measures in the European Parliament, you are required to bring valid ID or passport. This must be the same ID/Passport submitted when registering.

If you already have an access badge, please proceed directly to the exhibition on ASP G 1st Floor

 

Online!

You can interact with us on Twitter before, during and after the event. The Twitter handle is @eadv and the event’s hashtag is #SunSafeWork

 

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There are 14.5 million outdoor workers in Europe. However, they are generally unaware that they are at least twice as likely to get non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) as a result of their occupation.

UV solar radiation is classified by the World Health Organisation as group 1 carcinogen, and is the leading cause of cancer worldwide.

Currently there is no EU-wide requirement to protect workers at risk.

That’s why EADV is asking you to support our call to action, which is raising awareness of the dangers of non-melanoma skin cancer for Europe’s outdoor workers.

The six main actions to protect Europe’s outdoor workers from NMSC caused by the sun are:

  1. Improve the legislative framework to protect outdoor workers more effectively
  2. Ensure official recognition of UV induced non-melanoma skin cancer, incl. actinic keratosis as occupational diseases
  3. Develop easy tools to measure exposure to UV radiation in the workplace
  4. Build an evidence base on occupationally induced non-melanoma skin cancer incl. actinic keratosis
  5. Encourage multi-stakeholder collaboration to promote sun-safe working practices
  6. Educate on the simple and cheap techniques of sun-safe behaviour and prevention of skin cancer

You can read the Call to Action by clicking here (PDF file).

You can take action today by:

  • Signing the Call to Action
  • Sharing it with your colleagues, friends and family, as well as on social media and other platforms
  • Learning more about the issue
  • Add your name to the list and send a clear message to policy makers that they also need to take action now and protect Europe’s outdoor workers.

Click here to sign

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