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Supporting micro and small companies with interactive risk assessment tools - Conference

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 16.06.2017.

16/06/2017
On 17 May 2017, EU-OSHA and the European Commission jointly convened a conference to discuss how to support micro and small companies (MSEs) through the use of interactive risk assessment tools. The purpose of the conference was to assess the tools...

Packed programme of activities and events welcome EU-OSHA’s Director in Slovenia

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.06.2017.

13/06/2017
From 14 to 16 June, Dr Christa Sedlatschek , Director of EU-OSHA visits Slovenia to meet representatives of the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, and the Slovenian National Network for Cooperation with the Agency...

Annual report 2016: celebrating achievements, planning for the future

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.06.2017.

13/06/2017

EU-OSHA’s annual report outlines its major activities in 2016. To give just a few examples, last year, EU-OSHA published findings from the latest edition of the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) focusing on occupational safety and health (OSH) in general, psychosocial risks in particular, workers’ involvement in OSH management and the main drivers and barriers to action.

Roadmap on Carcinogens: get the latest news and join the community of friends

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.06.2017.

08/06/2017
One year ago the covenant on carcinogens has been signed as a symbolic start for the Roadmap Amsterdam – Vienna. Awareness- raising activities took place in many countries and the first good practices were published to help companies prevent...

Managing multilingual websites - an example of good practice

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 07.06.2017.

07/06/2017

Multilingualism is fundamental for the European Union and one of EU-OSHA’s main drivers as a recognised leader in promoting safe and healthy workplaces in Europe.

Future forms of work and impact on occupational safety and health to be discussed at the Singapore World Congress in September

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.06.2017.

06/06/2017
The future of work shows some global trends, however there are differences in individual countries and sectors. High level experts with global and national perspectives, including the Director of EU-OSHA , will share their views in a special event...

European Commission wants to know your opinion of EU-OSHA and three sister agencies

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 02.06.2017.

02/06/2017

The European Commission has launched a public consultation  in the context of the evaluation of the four EU agencies under the remit of DG Employment.

The four agencies are:

- The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

Drawing together the findings of major workplace surveys

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 25.05.2017.

25/05/2017

The joint analysis report covers three major European surveys and provides an in-depth picture of how safety and health is managed in Europe’s workplaces. This comprehensive overview combines the perspectives of establishments -on risk management and risk awareness-, and those of workers -on exposure to risks and occupational safety and health (OSH) outcomes-.

Reinforcing OiRA and other digital risk assessment tools for micro & small companies

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 16.05.2017.

16/05/2017

The 7th OiRA community meeting and its EU conference bring EU-OSHA, OiRA partners and the European Commission together on 16 and 17 May in Brussels to engage and support small and microenterprises through the use of digital tools for risk assessment in the workplace.

Spread the word: Photo Competition on Vocational Education and Training launched by Cedefop

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.05.2017.

12/05/2017
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) has launched the 2017 #CedefopPhotoAward competition. The initiative endorsed by the European Commission aims to showcase the vocational education and training (VET) experience...

9 May - on this Europe Day we are on the road to better working conditions in Europe

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.05.2017.

09/05/2017

Never more so than today in 2017, when we celebrate the 60 years of the Rome Treaties and the peace and unity in Europe, is it important to highlight the current key priority for the European Commission to build a fairer Europe with better working and living conditions.

NIVA upcoming occupational health and safety courses

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.05.2017.

04/05/2017
International Scientific Conference and Workshop on Occupational Health and Safety in Formal and Informal Mining will take place from 22 to 25 August in Odense, Denmark. The scientific program will cover major topics of interest related to current...

How will changes in ICT affect work in the future?

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.05.2017.

04/05/2017

EU-OSHA has published a report under its current foresight activity. The project is looking at how changes in information and communication technologies and work location will affect occupational safety and health (OSH).

The report presents the results of the first phase of the project. The aim was to identify and describe key trends and drivers of these changes. The findings will be used in phase 2 to develop a set of scenarios describing possible and plausible visions of the world of work in 2025 and the associated OSH challenges.

Join the ILO media competition for young people or participate in the SafeYouth@Work Congress

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.05.2017.

03/05/2017
Do you want to help create safer and healthier working conditions for young people? Join the “SafeYouth @ Work Project: Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers” of the International Labour Organization (ILO)! It puts youth vision and voice...

Open Call for Tender: Provision of pan-European communication and event services

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.05.2017.

03/05/2017
EU-OSHA wishes to draw on the services of one or more companies able to provide strategic advice for its pan-European information, communication and awareness-raising activities and to increase and strengthen the relationships with its various...

Risk assessment online – watch the new Napo video clip

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 02.05.2017.

02/05/2017

Napo is on a mission to convince his boss that carrying out a risk assessment has never been easier thanks to OiRA. Together they identify and evaluate occupational safety and health risks and take the right preventive actions.

Let's mark together the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 28.04.2017.

28/04/2017

‘Optimise the collection and use of occupational safety and health (OSH) data’ is the theme of this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work proposed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to raise awareness on occupational safety and health.

The challenges of ageing at work displayed in country infographics

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 27.04.2017.

27/04/2017
A comprehensive overview of occupational safety and health (OSH) aspects related to the challenges of an ageing workforce is presented in country infographics uploaded on our visualisation tool on ageing and OSH . The 31 country infographics depict...

European Commission presents the European Pillar of Social Rights

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.04.2017.

26/04/2017
The European Commission flanks the European Pillar of Social Rights with a number of further concrete legislative and non-legislative initiatives . The following topics/areas are covered: the work-life balance of working parents and carers, the...

Innovative solutions for sustainable working lives showcased at the EU-OSHA Good Practice Awards ceremony

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.04.2017.

26/04/2017

As part of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign, the Good Practice Awards ceremony is co-hosted by the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU in Valletta on 26 April 2017. The awarded and commended examples of good practice show the benefits that can be achieved by organisations that recognise the potential for keeping employees healthy throughout their working careers.

5th Global Healthy Workplace Awards, Singapore 2017

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 24.04.2017.

24/04/2017
The Global Healthy Workplace Awards & Certification Program is designed for organisations implementing programs that excel in the creation of healthy workplaces. Both the award and certification allow employers to compare and benchmark their...

Explore the e-guide and manage age at work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 19.04.2017.

19/04/2017

Looking for practical information and guidance on how to manage age at work? Then you’re in luck. In tandem with its Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, EU-OSHA has released an e-guide on managing safety and health at work for an ageing workforce. Whether you’re an employer, worker, human resources manager or OSH professional, the e-guide has something for you. Simply select your profile and discover more.

Exchange of good practices in OSH – summary and presentations now available!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 10.04.2017.

10/04/2017

A summary and all presentations of EU-OSHA’s good practice exchange event for official campaign partners, which took place on 22-23 March, are now available.

The 7th OiRA community meeting will be held in Brussels on May 16 - 17 2017

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.04.2017.

09/04/2017
The next meeting of the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) Community will take place in Brussels on May 16-17, 2017. The event, which is jointly organised by EU-OSHA and the European Commission for the first time, will consist of two distinct...

New paper on the implementation of Zero Accident Vision in 27 companies in Europe

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 07.04.2017.

07/04/2017
A new article looks at the importance of commitment, communication, culture and learning for the implementation of the Zero Accident Vision in Europe. The paper presents findings of a multinational study involving 27 companies that have adopted a ‘...

Call for entries - DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 2017

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.04.2017.

06/04/2017

The 60th edition of the DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film takes place this year from 30 October  to 5 November.

As every  year,  EU-OSHA collaborates in this festival presenting the Healthy Workplaces Film Award , a prize that honours the best documentary or animated film on work-related topics with a 5.000€ reward and the production of 1,000 DVDs including subtitles in a selection of European languages. 

NIVA upcoming occupational health and safety courses

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.04.2017.

04/04/2017
Managing Chemical Exposures at Workplaces 22nd – 24th of May, 2017 22nd – 24th of May, 2017, Hämeenkylä Manor, Vantaa (Helsinki area), Finland Diversity and Inclusion Management 7th – 9th of June, 2017, Soria Moria Hotel, Oslo, Norway

Follow-up to ESENER-2 on worker participation — check out the results now!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.04.2017.

04/04/2017

How do establishments organise worker participation in the management of occupational safety and health? Are formal structures for worker representation in place or are workers becoming more directly involved instead?

CAN: Composting plants – measurements to support risk assessment demonstrate presence of Legionella and Mycobacterium

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 30.03.2017.

30/03/2017
In recent years, sustainable development and the long-term preservation of the environment have gained interest and therefore recycling methods such as composting are now widespread. By its nature, composting requires the action of microorganisms...