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OSHwiki article in the spotlight: A review on the future of work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.11.2018.

12/11/2018
The combination of information and communication technologies has the potential to enable the relocation of work. During the last decade, large international companies were increasingly using practices described as ‘global sourcing’, in which...

Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights: A year on

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.11.2018.

12/11/2018

A ground-breaking initiative for a stronger social Europe was jointly proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council on 17 November 2017.

The European Pillar of Social Rights confirms the Union’s shared commitment to new and more effective rights for citizens including improved working conditions.

ESENER-2 survey summaries on psychosocial and OSH risk management now available in several language versions

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.11.2018.

09/11/2018
To provide an insight in the management of safety and health risks in European workplaces, two executive summaries of ESENER-2 findings are now available in multiple languages. The first study researches the role of national culture in psychosocial...

Thought-provoking German film wins Healthy Workplaces Film Award 2018

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.11.2018.

06/11/2018

Marina has scooped the prize for best film on a work-related subject. The film looks at the exploitation of women who move from Eastern European countries to seek work in the care sector in the West.

This year’s winner was announced at the 61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig).

Open to the Public by Silvia Belloti received a special mention.

The European Ombudsman opens nominations for the ‘Award for Good Administration 2019’

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 05.11.2018.

05/11/2018
The European Ombudsman has just launched a call for the second biennial ‘Award for Good Administration’. The award is open to all European institutions, agencies and bodies that have had a visible and positive impact on the lives of EU citizens...

EU-OSHA's dangerous substances database — check it out!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 30.10.2018.

30/10/2018

Do you work with dangerous substances or manage people who do? Do you need more information on how to assess and manage the risks? If so, have a look at EU-OSHA’s comprehensive database on practical tools and guidance on dangerous substances, with links to key resources and audiovisual tools from Member States, EU and beyond. It includes several new case studies created for the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign, which provide real-life examples of good practice in dealing with dangerous substances.

Facing the future of EU workplaces: European Commission publishes a practical guide for small retail sector

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 29.10.2018.

29/10/2018
Small retailers are an important source of employment and economic activity, but they have to face an increasing number of concerns due to modern digital revolution. This guide, addressing also the field of occupational safety and health , assists...

EU-OSHA participates in a conference underlining OSH in Serbia

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 22.10.2018.

22/10/2018
The main discussions at the »Prevention of Exposure to Dangerous Substances« Conference in Belgrade revolve around dangerous substances management and risk prevention culture. In addition to a number of national occupational safety and health (OSH)...

A new look and new resources for our campaign toolkit

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 22.10.2018.

22/10/2018

 EU-OSHA’s campaign toolkit has had a revamp to mark the 2018-19 campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances. The toolkit, which offers practical advice on running an effective campaign for better safety and health management, is easier to use than ever. It also features many new examples of good practice in campaign activities, from events to social media and advertising.

Check out the new-look toolkit

Chemical industry and workers agreed on strengthening the protection of workers’ reproductive health

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 18.10.2018.

18/10/2018
The chemical industry and trade unions agreed on the future framework to further protect EU workers from the risks associated with exposure to substances toxic to reproduction at the workplace. In a joint declaration, the European Trade Union...

A conference in Ghana discusses occupational safety and health in Africa

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 18.10.2018.

18/10/2018
A three-day event in Ghana, starting on the 29 October, sets an important milestone in finding solutions to establish healthy working conditions in Africa. The theme of the conference discusses “Safe and Healthy Work Culture for Sustainable...

New EU rules for a better protection of workers from exposure to dangerous substances

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 16.10.2018.

16/10/2018
Employment Committee MEPs and the European Council introduced a new development to further lower the risks for workers exposed to carcinogenic and mutagenic substances. The negotiators agreed on the European Commission proposal to add diesel fumes...

New infosheets on nanomaterials and practical tools to manage dangerous substances

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 11.10.2018.

11/10/2018

To tie in with the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign, EU-OSHA has created new infosheets on two important topics in this area.

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Ergonomics

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 10.10.2018.

10/10/2018
An OSHiwki article gives an overview of the relationship of Ergonomics (also known as Human Factors) to occupational safety and health (OSH). It describes how ergonomics can be applied to OSH and how it fits with the legislative framework for OSH in...

Get involved in the European Week for Safety and Health at Work, 22‑26 October 2018!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.10.2018.

09/10/2018

This year’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign topic: managing dangerous substances in the workplace.

Join the European Week and celebrate with EU-OSHA and its partners by taking part in some of the many events and activities we’re organising!

The second Eusebio Rial González Innovation and Practice Award in Occupational Health Psychology goes to Suzanne Nobrega

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.10.2018.

03/10/2018
The European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology ( EAOHP ) and EU-OSHA have the honour to award Suzanne Nobrega with the second Eusebio Rial González Innovation and Practice Award in Occupational Health Psychology. The Award was announced at...

EU-OSHA draws attention to the severe consequences of carcinogens exposure

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 02.10.2018.

02/10/2018
An article by EU-OSHA’s Director Christa Sedlatschek with a focus on work-related cancer was published in The Parliament Magazine’s latest issue . As one of the parties that paved the Roadmap on Carcinogens , EU-OSHA steers awareness on the risks...

The way forward for safety and health in MSEs: conference summary now available

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 02.10.2018.

02/10/2018

This summary outlines what experts had to say at the high-level conference ‘When size matters … the way forward in improving occupational safety and health in Europe’s micro and small enterprises (MSEs)’.

Participants included Commissioner Thyssen, members of the project team and many other key stakeholders. They discussed the main findings and potential future impact of EU-OSHA’s ‘SESAME’ project (for ‘Safe Small and Micro Enterprises’).

European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2018 is fast approaching

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 28.09.2018.

28/09/2018

On 22 October, EU-OSHA, alongside its partners, sets the wheels in motion for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work to encourage participative and active safety management of dangerous substances.

A major milestone of the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign, the week inspires hundreds of events all over Europe, such as film screenings, social media events, conferences, exhibitions, competitions and training sessions.

EUROSHNET Conference 2019: Call for papers now open

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 28.09.2018.

28/09/2018
The 6th European Conference on standardization, testing and certification in the field of occupational safety and health takes place between 12 and 14 June next year in Dresden, Germany. It is organized by the network of European OSH experts,...

The challenges of work-related burnout - Eurofound reviews EU policy responses

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 27.09.2018.

27/09/2018
Burnout in the workplace often cannot be anticipated and its health impact can last for years. The number of those affected is constantly increasing. The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) published...

Healthy Workplaces in the Leather and Tanning Industry assess risks with OiRA

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 27.09.2018.

27/09/2018

Stakeholders, regulators and sector observers from the European leather and tanning industry gather on 9 October in Brussels to discuss standards and instruments for communicating health and safety conditions in the sector.

EU-OSHA celebrates linguistic diversity on the European Day of Languages

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.09.2018.

26/09/2018

Diversity of languages plays a significant role in the European cultural space and creates multilingual cooperation throughout the continent. To celebrate linguistic diversity, 26 September is declared as the European Day of Languages.

The Roadmap on Carcinogens now in a video: share and help us prevent workers from cancer-causing agents at work!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 25.09.2018.

25/09/2018
Responsible for more than 100.000 deaths every year, cancer is the leading cause of work-related mortality in the EU. On 25 May 2016, six European organisations signed a covenant committing them to a voluntary action scheme to raise awareness of the...

EU-OSHA participates in Austrian EU Presidency conference on carcinogens

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 24.09.2018.

24/09/2018

What can be done to prevent the harmful effects of carcinogens in the workplace, and what are the emerging issues in this area?

On 24 - 25 September, the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU is hosting a high-level conference, ‘Fight against Occupational Cancer’, in Vienna. A range of speakers and participants, including politicians, social partners and experts in the field explore ways of protecting Europe’s workers from exposure to carcinogens at work.

OSH e-tools help managing vehicle risks in transport on the road

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 19.09.2018.

19/09/2018
An e-tools seminar on occupational safety and health in relation to driving and road transport brought together EU road safety experts on 18 and 19 September at the EU-OSHA’s headquarters in Bilbao. Amongst the key issues discussed were the main...

Summary of EU-OSHA’s workshop on the challenges posed by the online platform economy

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.09.2018.

14/09/2018

EU-OSHA’s workshop ‘Protecting workers in the Online Platform Economy’  focused on the findings of a study on the regulation of the occupational safety and health risks that might result from the online platform work.

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Detachment and recovery after work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 11.09.2018.

11/09/2018
Psychological detachment, i.e. the need to detach from work, when not at work, is becoming more vital, due to the increasing technological advances that make it easier to stay connected to the workplace, through e.g., e-mail, ‘smart’ phones and...

Dangerous substances: infosheets on legislation and substitution

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 10.09.2018.

10/09/2018

As part of the 2018-2019 Healthy Workplaces Campaign, EU-OSHA has published two infosheets, each available in several languages.

‘Legislative framework on dangerous substances in workplaces’ offers a clear, practical summary of the relevant EU law in this area.

Sexual harassment and violence in the workplace – explained in infographics

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.09.2018.

03/09/2018
Sexual harassment and violence infographics

Sexual harassment and violence in the workplace often lead to very serious consequences for the victims. Two infographics show key data on these issues, explaining the concepts and highlighting the need to take these issues very seriously.

Have a look and spread the information

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