Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Investigation Defense Ministry insufficiently protected employees when working with carcinogenic material

An investigation concluded that the Defense Ministry is responsible for serious health complaints by employees of five NATO depots from 1984 to 2006.  These employees were working with chromium 6, a carcinogenic material.  According to the public health institute (RIVM), which undertook the investigation, the Defense Ministry knew about the harmful effects of the substance but didn’t share this knowledge with employees or with Ministry Doctors. After the report, State Secretary Barbara Visser of Defense, apologized.  She added that it happens too often that Defense doesn’t adequately protect the safety of its employees.


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