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New Commission proposal for a Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Jan 24, 2018.

24/01/2018
The proposed Directive aims to improve information on working conditions across the EU. It will complement and modernise the existing obligations when it comes to inform workers about their working conditions by creating new minimum standards to...

Open Round Table on the Future of Work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Jan 23, 2018.

23/01/2018
A public Round Table on the Future of Work takes place on 5 February 2018 in the European Commission's Berlaymont building in Brussels. The event is organised by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) and it is a step...

Key project’s results on OSH and machinery within the construction sector published

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Jan 19, 2018.

19/01/2018
The EU joint Working safer with construction machines project managed by partners from the construction social dialogue has just published its key results on how to improve the occupational safety and health (OSH) aspects in the design and use of...

Upcoming seminar on occupational safety and health

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Jan 12, 2018.

12/01/2018
A seminar ‘Indoor Air Quality and Acute Health Effects in Offices‘ will take place on 21 and 22 March in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is organised by the Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA). The aim is to provide the...

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Easy to use tools for the construction industry

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Jan 11, 2018.

11/01/2018
Dealing with the safety issues of chemicals can be a challenge for the many small businesses involved in the construction sector. WINGIS is a tool developed for companies in the German construction industry to support safe handling of chemicals. It...

Risk assessment tools under peer review

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Jan 09, 2018.

09/01/2018
The Commission organised a peer review meeting for web-based risk assessment tools, to facilitate mutual learning and discuss advantages and challenges of the different approaches. Participants from Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Norway,...

REACH deadline approaching for EU-wide registration of chemicals

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Jan 08, 2018.

08/01/2018
The REACH Regulation requires companies that manufacture or import chemical substances into the EU to register them with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). If your company manufactures or imports chemicals, have a look at the seven steps to take...

State-of-the-art report on reproductive toxicants: Summary available in various languages

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Jan 05, 2018.

05/01/2018
Reprotoxicants can affect both women's and men's reproductive health. They can also affect foetal and human development and effects include miscarriages, malformations and functional deficits. A summary that presents the current knowledge on...

Bulgaria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Jan 01, 2018.

01/01/2018

On 1 January 2018, Bulgaria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from Estonia. The current Presidency trio, which also includes Austria, will continue to implement its joint programme.

During its Presidency, Bulgaria will focus on three key themes: consensus, competitiveness and cohesion.

Learn more about the Bulgarian Presidency

E-tools on dangerous substances: a workshop for experts held by EU-OSHA

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Dec 21, 2017.

21/12/2017
There is a need for high quality and simple tools on management of dangerous substances, which may function as a prevention tool, but also as a vehicle for awareness raising, promotion and education. A group of experts from occupational safety and...

International Migrants Day: moving towards better protection for posted workers in Europe

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Dec 18, 2017.

18/12/2017
International Migrants Day is annually observed on 18 December to draw attention to the contribution of migrants worldwide and to raise awareness of their rights and vulnerability. Back to back to the migration issue, the EU is currently working on...

SafeYouth@Work Action Plan promotes OSH of young workers

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Dec 17, 2017.

17/12/2017
The SafeYouth@Work Action Plan seeks to further innovate ways to reduce the high incidence rate of injuries to young workers and lay the foundation for a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health (OSH). Statistics show that 18- to 24-...

Early Intervention Toolkit Launched

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Dec 15, 2017.

15/12/2017
The European Steering Group (ESG) on Sustainable Healthcare has recently launched its Early Intervention Toolkit in the European Parliament, in cooperation with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Tookit was developed...

2018 is here… and it brings a new Healthy Workplaces campaign

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Dec 15, 2017.

15/12/2017

With the New Year, the “Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances” campaign is knocking on the door. The campaign is devoted to raising awareness of dangerous substances and promoting a prevention culture in workplaces across Europe.

EU-OSHA will launch this 2018-2019 campaign in spring. We hope that all our campaign partners and stakeholders will support it as powerfully as they advocated the latest one, “Healthy Workplaces for All Ages”.

Stay updated about the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-19

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Anthropometry

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Dec 13, 2017.

13/12/2017
Anthropometry is the science of measurement of the human body. It can be applied to occupational safety and health to ensure that workers have sufficient space to perform their tasks, that they can reach necessary equipment, tools and controls, that...

Carry out your own risk assessment: a new OiRA video explains how

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Dec 12, 2017.

12/12/2017

The ‘Risk assessment with OiRA in 4 steps’ video produced within the framework of the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) project has been released in English with subtitles. Based on  the ‘Risk assessment with OiRA in 4 steps’ infographic, the video highlights risk assessment as the legal cornerstone of the European approach for accidents, occupational diseases and sickness absence prevention at the workplace.

Healthy Workplaces Summit — conference proceedings and recordings now available

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Dec 07, 2017.

07/12/2017

EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign reached its final milestone at the summit in Bilbao, Spain. A summary of the conference, recordings of all sessions, presentations, CVs and photos are now available.

The impact of gender equality on health

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Dec 05, 2017.

05/12/2017
There are gender-based differences in life expectancy, healthy life years, health behaviours, mortality, and morbidity risks. EuroHealthNet has examined the impacts of gender inequalities on health and the initiatives already underway to tackle the...

Europe on countdown for the 2018-2019 Healthy Workplaces Campaign

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Dec 04, 2017.

04/12/2017

Now that the 2016-2017 campaign 'Healthy Workplaces for All Ages' has come to an end, the countdown for the launch of EU-OSHA’s next campaign 'Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances’ in April 2018 has just begun.

The 2018-19 campaign aims at raising awareness of the risks posed by dangerous substances in the workplace and promoting a culture of risk prevention to eliminate or effectively manage these risks. 

Find out more about the new campaign

The 7th European Biosafety Summit to focus on reducing sharp injures in the healthcare sectors

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Dec 01, 2017.

01/12/2017
The Order of French Nurses and the European Biosafety Network, together with député Olivier Véran, are hosting the 7 th European Biosafety Summit on Thursday 18 January, at the French National Assembly in Paris. Attendees will include EU...

EU launches public consultation on a European Labour Authority, as well as a European Social Security Number

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Nov 28, 2017.

28/11/2017
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather views of the broader public on setting up a European Labour Authority and the introduction of a European Social Security Number. The European Labour Authority should ensure that EU...

Chinese occupational safety and health delegation visits EU-OSHA

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Nov 28, 2017.

28/11/2017
In the frame of the 8 th EU-China Dialogue on Occupational Safety and Health representatives from the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) in Bejiing, China visit EU-OSHA in Bilbao on 28 November. This visit is a valuable opportunity for both...

ETUI is looking for a researcher on ergonomics and working conditions

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Nov 27, 2017.

27/11/2017
ETUI is looking for a a researcher on ergonomics and working conditions to work in a team of around 7 researchers that covers a broad spectrum of occupational health and safety and working conditions issues from a European perspective. Her/his main...

KHT Stockholm launches international master’s programme in technology, work and health

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Nov 27, 2017.

27/11/2017
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm will begin offering a master’s programme in technology, work and health starting in the fall of 2018. Based on blended learning, the programme will train students in how to plan, design and analyse work...

EU Call for Tender: Mental health in the workplace

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Nov 24, 2017.

24/11/2017
In most European countries, absences from work and early retirement due to mental illness have increased in recent years. This is the topic of a new call in Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation funding programme. What action can an employer/...

Leave no one behind: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Nov 24, 2017.

24/11/2017
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed around the world on 25 November. It is an ideal opportunity to raise awareness and action on one of the most widespread and devastating violations of human rights today...

Enterprise Europe Network OSH Award Winner Announced

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Nov 21, 2017.

21/11/2017
The third edition of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) occupational safety and health (OSH) Award takes place during the EEN Annual Conference in Tallinn on 21 November. The OSH Award is handed over by DG GROW , EASME and EU-OSHA as a recognition...

Healthy Workplaces Summit marks the end of a successful campaign to promote a sustainable working life

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Nov 21, 2017.

21/11/2017

The Healthy Workplaces Summit in Bilbao, Spain, concludes EU-OSHA’s 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign.

With record numbers of campaign partners, this campaign has been highly successful.

Leading experts in the occupational safety and health field and political decision makers gather to reflect on the achievements and share good practice, as well as legal and policy solutions identified throughout the 2-year campaign, aimed at tackling the challenges facing the ageing European workforce.

Call for Tender: provision of expertise in prevention of musculoskeletal risks

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Nov 20, 2017.

20/11/2017
EU-OSHA aims to select providers of high quality expertise and research services in the area of prevention of musculoskeletal risks in the workplace. Deadline for application is 22 January 2018 - 16:00 h. Find all the documentation about this call...

Proclaiming the European Pillar of Social Rights at the Social Summit for fair jobs and growth

By EU-OSHA from . Published on Nov 15, 2017.

15/11/2017
The European Pillar of Social Rights will be proclaimed jointly by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission at the Social summit for fair jobs and growth taking place in Gothenburg on 17 November. The event provides a platform for...