Cindy Bekker

Senior advisor on safe handling of chemicals - RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

Cindy Bekker is a dedicated professional with 13 years of experience specializing in asbestos policy advising. She currently holds the position of Senior Advisor on safe handling of chemicals at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. With a specific focus on asbestos for the past three years, Cindy has played a pivotal role in shaping policies and coordinating the Validation and Innovation Point Asbestos (VIP). Her unwavering commitment to promoting safe work environments and protecting worker health has made her a respected figure in the field.

 With a strong belief in the right to a safe and healthy work environment, Cindy Bekker is driven by a passion for ensuring the well-being of employees. Her expertise and extensive experience in the asbestos field have positioned her as a valuable resource for government ministries and organizations. She provides valuable insights and recommendations to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, aiming to create policies that safeguard workers from the risks associated with asbestos exposure.

Cindy’s contributions extend beyond policy advising. She has actively coordinated and served as the secretary of the Validation and Innovation Point Asbestos, a vital initiative to boost innovation in the sector. Through this role, Cindy strives to promote safe asbestos removal practices, ensuring the protection of both workers and the environment. Her dedication, knowledge, and achievements have made her a respected advocate for worker safety and a key figure in advancing occupational health and safety practices in the asbestos field.