The Italian Ministry of Health in Rome, together with the Italian Federation of Nursing Associations and the European Biosafety Network, is hosting the 6th European Summit on Thursday 5 October in the Ministry of Health. Attendees will include EU institutions, Social Partners, Professional Associations, Trade Unions, Academics and Practitioners across Europe and Italy.

A number of speakers, including representatives of the European Commission, EU-OSHA, the Italian Ministry of Health and Parliament, Nursing Associations, Trades Unions, Employers and European Member States, will address the audience.  The Summit will focus on prevention of sharps injuries in healthcare and implementation and compliance with the European Sharps Directive, but also the issue of occupational exposure of healthcare workers to carcinogenic hazardous drugs, as part of the priorities contained in the European Commissions new safety and health at work strategy and revisions to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive.

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