EU-OSHA draws attention to the severe consequences of carcinogens exposure - Safety and health at work - EU-OSHA
The human costs of poor or non-existent occupational safety and health (OSH) are often self-evident. When we hear of someone whose quality of life has changed for the worse because of an injury sustained while doing their job, or when we meet someone whose parent has died from occupational cancer, we feel a strong sense of the wasted opportunity to prevent suffering.
However, some costs are less easy to understand, and these are the costs to society at a macroeconomic level.
At the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) we believe that more and better information on this issue will help policymakers to take more targeted and effective action on risks to workers.