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Infosheet on manufactured nanomaterials - language versions now available

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 21.03.2019.

21/03/2019

To tie in with the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances  campaign, EU-OSHA has created an infosheet on an important topic in this area.

The European Commission steers a high-level conference on the world of work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 19.03.2019.

19/03/2019

© European Commission

Digitalisation and technological developments, entering the world of work at a fast pace, have brought changes in the European labour market. A conference in Brussels on 9 April, hosted by the President Jean-Claude Juncker together with Vice...

Eurofound conference looks into the future of work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 15.03.2019.

15/03/2019

Orlando via pixabay.com

The future of manufacturing in Europe hits the spotlight at the conference organised by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions ( Eurofound ). Over 80 industry authorities and other experts will debate over...

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: 3D printing and additive manufacturing - the implications for OSH

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 11.03.2019.

11/03/2019

Image: Lutz Peter via pixabay.com

3D printing is the buzzword in innovation and the creative industry. But what it is, exactly, remains unclear to the general public. The impact on the well-being of the worker may be considerable. It poses new risks in terms of job insecurity,...

EU-OSHA’s network of partners is the key ingredient in its success

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 11.03.2019.

11/03/2019

EU-OSHA’s extensive network of partners and close collaboration with over 30 countries have been instrumental in promoting a risk prevention culture across Europe in the last 25 years.

International Women's Day: gender equality at work in a more social Europe

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.03.2019.

08/03/2019

This year, the theme of the International Women’s Day focuses on innovative ways to advance gender equality and empowerment of women.

Upcoming training course: Good Occupational Health Cooperation in Small Enterprises

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.03.2019.

06/03/2019
The Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA) will be running a training course focused on new ways of promoting and supporting work ability in small enterprises through occupational health cooperation (OHC). The main...

Vision Zero app for zero accidents and healthy work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.03.2019.

04/03/2019

EU-OSHA welcomes the new Vision Zero app from the Vision Zero global campaign, run by the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

The app promotes ISSA’s ‘7 golden rules — for zero accidents and healthy work’, is quick and easy to use, and shows the workplace safety and health status of an organisation.

Foresight project: participants at the workshop in Slovenia look at the potential new and emerging OSH risks

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.03.2019.

01/03/2019

photo: Stefan Dr. Schulz via pixabay.com

The Foresight project and its findings on new and emerging occupational safety and health risks associated with digitalisation by 2025 served as the main subject at the dissemination workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia in September 2018. Participants...

Working with the European Chemicals Agency to promote the management of dangerous substances at work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 28.02.2019.

28/02/2019
EU-OSHA and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) work as partners to promote good practices and encourage the management of dangerous substances at workplaces. ECHA’s tools and information are a vital resource in the context of the Healthy...

EU-OSHA’s work retains a high satisfaction rate among its stakeholders

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.02.2019.

26/02/2019

According to the 2018 Stakeholders’ Satisfaction Survey results, EU-OSHA maintains a high level of work performance, with satisfaction levels even higher than those in 2016. 89% of stakeholders say that EU-OSHA addresses the right priorities in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) and 87% report that EU-OSHA adds value to the work by national OSH organisations. The respondents include mainly workplace intermediaries and policy makers, inside and outside the EU, with 86% coming from EU Member States.

Call for talented trainees to join EU-OSHA’s team

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 25.02.2019.

25/02/2019
We are looking for enthusiastic graduates to join the Agency for a paid traineeship of six months with a possibility for further extension of six months. EU-OSHA is organising a selection procedure for traineeships for the nationals of the Member...

Fostering Safe and Healthy Work Environments across Europe

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 22.02.2019.

22/02/2019
OMEGA-NET is a European project that creates a network to optimize occupational, industrial, and population cohorts at the European level. It aims to provide an enhanced evidence base for the identification of occupational health risks to foster...

Applications open for the XVI Mutualia Photo Contest on Occupational Risk Prevention

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 21.02.2019.

21/02/2019

© EU-OSHA / David Tijero Osorio 

Mutualia rewards the best photographs that reflect on the risks and preventive measures at the workplace. Awards of 2700 euros in total will be handed during the celebration of 28 April, the World Day of Safety and Health at Work organized by...

EU-OSHA’s new founding regulation recognises its past work and future relevance

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 20.02.2019.

20/02/2019

EU-OSHA welcomes its new founding regulation, coming into force on 20 February 2019.

In its 25th anniversary year, the new regulation recognises EU-OSHA’s key role in making Europe a safer and healthier place to work since its foundation in 1994. This new regulation takes account of the rapidly changing world of work and is a clear endorsement of EU-OSHA’s continuing relevance in the future. It is aligned with the regulations of other EU agencies under DG Employment and introduces few substantial changes.

An international comparison of the cost of work-related accidents and illnesses: publications in 25 languages

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.02.2019.

14/02/2019
New estimates from an international project show that work-related accidents and illnesses cost the EU at least EUR 476 billion every year. The cost of work-related cancers alone amounts to EUR 119.5 billion. The summary of the main results and the...

Please confirm your subscription to OSHmail

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.02.2019.

14/02/2019
We thank you all for your loyal commitment to our monthly OSH newsletter and your interest in EU-OSHA’s projects and activities. We would like to continue having you as a subscriber. Under the new data protection regulation for EU Institutions and...

EU-OSHA working hand in hand with EU legislation

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.02.2019.

14/02/2019

In its 25th anniversary year, EU-OSHA reflects on the significance of the 1989 Framework Directive on Safety and Health at Work and looks forward to supporting a more recent initiative to make Europe’s workplaces safer and healthier: the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Research by Eurofound indicates employment growth in Europe

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.02.2019.

13/02/2019
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) releases an analysis assessing the potential occupational and economic impact on the EU following the Paris Climate Agreement. Due to climate change, the...

European Parliament funds a pilot project in nutrition and physical activity

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.02.2019.

12/02/2019
An EU-funded preparatory action reviewed scientific evidence and policies to help tackling challenges related to nutrition and physical activity, and to prevent non-communicable diseases among vulnerable people and disadvantaged groups. The project...

Risk Assessment with OiRA for hairdressers explained in a new video

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.02.2019.

12/02/2019

EU-OSHA has teamed up with Europe's hairdressing sector to produce a new video showing how to reduce occupational safety and health risks with the help of OiRA, the Online interactive Risk Assessment tool. The video complements a recently published infographic on risk assessment with OiRA.

Explore our multilingual infographic on dangerous substances

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 07.02.2019.

07/02/2019

EU-OSHA presents an interactive infographic created to support the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign.

The infographic allows users to discover facts and figures on the risks that dangerous substances pose to workers and the benefits of managing those risks. It’s user-friendly and covers key messages, such as the dangers of carcinogens in the workplace and the risks posed to specific groups of workers.

EU-OSHA marks World Cancer Day by announcing a survey on exposure to cancer risk factors at work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.02.2019.

04/02/2019

Cancer is a major cause of work-related deaths in Europe. We need reliable and comparable data on workplace exposure to cancer risk factors in Europe to protect workers and fight work-related cancer.

EU-OSHA is therefore pleased to announce on World Cancer Day that its tripartite Governing Board has given the green light to start work in 2020 on a computer-assisted telephone survey to estimate workers’ exposure to cancer risk factors.

EU Parliament and Council agree on updating EU rules to protect workers from cancer-causing chemicals

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.02.2019.

01/02/2019
A deal updating EU rules to protect workers from exposure to carcinogenic and mutagenic substances was struck on Tuesday by Employment MEPs and the Romanian Presidency of the Council. The agreed text adds exposure limit values for five carcinogenic...

5 alert and sentinel systems for detecting new work-related diseases explored in depth

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 25.01.2019.

25/01/2019

Each article describes a different system, its main characteristics, reporting methods, mechanisms to detect new work-related diseases and risks and to raise alerts at various levels, associated costs and how the data collected are used to inform policy and prevention strategies. Interviews with stakeholders of these systems shed light on drivers for and barriers to system implementation, and how each system’s approach could be transferred to other countries.

EU-OSHA celebrates the 25th anniversary of its foundation

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 23.01.2019.

23/01/2019

EU-OSHA kick-starts its 25th anniversary celebrations by looking back at key milestones for occupational safety and health (OSH) in the EU and at the Agency’s beginnings.

Under the slogan '25 years of working together for a safe and healthy Europe' EU-OSHA celebrates its commitment to promoting and improving safety and health in Europe’s workplaces with various activities throughout the year.

Launch of pilot test of ESENER-3

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 22.01.2019.

22/01/2019
The European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks - ESENER - is an extensive survey that looks at how European workplaces manage safety and health risks in practice. The pilot test of ESENER-3 was launched on 17 January 2019. It will...

New data on exposure to dangerous substances at work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 22.01.2019.

22/01/2019

This publication describes the development of new methods to assess the number of workers exposed to dangerous substances in the EU and the extent of that exposure. The study aimed to identify the substances and sectors that pose the greatest risks to workers, examining the trends over time.

The purpose was not only to arrive at an overview of the use of dangerous substances but also to create a methodology that could be used again to monitor future trends and developments.

OiRA in the Slovenian Action Plan supporting the Resolution on the National Programme of Health and Safety at Work 2018-2027

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 18.01.2019.

18/01/2019
The National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in March 2018 adopted a Resolution on the National Programme of Health and Safety at work 2018-2027 . The first 3-year action plan (2018-2020) to implement that resolution has been adopted on 20...

The future of the (e)retail sector from an occupational safety and health point of view

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 17.01.2019.

17/01/2019
Some of the possible occupational health implications for the e-retail workforce of the future are discussed in a recently published OSHwiki article. In order to meet the challenging demands of customers, e-retailers are increasingly automating,...