It is claimed that cancer is one of the main causes of occupational deaths in EU. How far will this proposal control this?

There is a relatively large degree of uncertainty on the communicated figures of cancer cases (which are mainly based on old data, models and wide extrapolations). Without precluding on the other substances and processes subject to the proposal, as far as RCS is concerned, the proposal comes on top of protective occupational measures in place in most Member States, and the multi sectoral NEPSI Social Dialogue Agreement specifically established to protect workers’ health. It is not anticipated that the proposal will fundamentally improve the protection performances of the signatory and engaged sectors, but the limit will be a helpful benchmark to pursue implementation efforts. The situation might be different in the sectors that did not commit to NEPSI so far.