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Spain – Risk management of dangerous substances: minimising exposure to carcinogens

National Center for Working ConditionsBarcelona Spain

This conference aims to raise awareness of the impact that exposure to carcinogens can have on employees’ health and safety and introduce the importance of risk assessment and prevention measures, as well as available practical tools.

Speakers look into the current situation in the Spanish industrial sector and focus on the substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic. They highlight the importance of effective occupational safety and health (OSH) measures in enterprises to minimise, or even eliminate, harmful exposures.

Speakers present case studies on the presence of crystalline silica in the industrial sector, the impact of diesel engine emissions on the environment, and the dangerous medicines that can be found in health centres.

The conference wraps up with a round table, during which social partners discuss ways to tackle exposure to carcinogens.


  • Amelia Aguilar Bailo, Institute of Public and Labor Health of Navarra
  • Eliseo Monfort Gimeno, Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC)
  • Javier Pinilla García, Director, National Institute of Safety and Health at Work
  • Juan Guasch Farrás, Director, National Center for Working Conditions
  • Manuel Fidalgo Vega, National Center for Working Conditions
  • María José Méndez Liz, Clinical Hospital of Barcelona
  • Montserrat Gascón Macías, PIMEC
  • Nuria Jiménez Simón, National Center for New Technologies
  • Virginia Gálvez Pérez, National Center for New Technologies
  • Xavier Solans Lampurlanés, National Center for Working Conditions
  • Xavier Querol, Superior Council of Scientific Investigations
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