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SafeYouth@Work Action Plan promotes OSH of young workers

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 17.12.2017.

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 15.12.2017.

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 coming soon… and it brings a new Healthy Workplaces campaign

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 15.12.2017.

15/12/2017

2018 is coming and 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”.

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Anthropometry

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.12.2017.

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 12.12.2017.

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 07.12.2017.

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 05.12.2017.

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 04.12.2017.

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 01.12.2017.

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 28.11.2017.

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 28.11.2017.

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 27.11.2017.

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 27.11.2017.

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 24.11.2017.

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 24.11.2017.

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 21.11.2017.

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 21.11.2017.

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 20.11.2017.

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 15.11.2017.

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...

Upcoming Courses in Occupational Safety and Health, and Labour Inspection in 2018

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.11.2017.

14/11/2017
A broad range of courses in the field of occupational safety and health, and labour inspection will take place in 2018 in Turin, Italy. The trainings are organised by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO)...

Inactive population - a segment with employment potential, Eurofound says

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.11.2017.

09/11/2017
In the EU as a whole, 28% of people of working age are economically inactive, that is, they are not working, not seeking work and/or not available for work, as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Eurofound has carried out a...

Occupational Safety and Health Conference hosted by Montenegro

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.11.2017.

08/11/2017
The 3rd International Conference for Regional Cooperation “Building OSH in the 21st century” took place from 26 to 28 of October in Budva, Montenegro, in the scope of the European Week for Safety and Health at Work. The event was hosted by the...

Public health challenges around anaphylaxis to be discussed in Brussels

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.11.2017.

08/11/2017
A breakfast briefing on the public health challenges of anaphylaxis takes place at the European Parliament on 22 November. Anaphylaxis (an-a-fi-LAK-sis) is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction. If you are allergic to a substance, your...

The online platform economy — OSH challenges and solutions

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 07.11.2017.

07/11/2017

The rapid growth of the online platform economy is resulting in an increase in non-standard forms of work, such as casual work, on-call work and dependent self-employment. While on-line platforms can increase opportunities to access work; platform work may result in physical and psychosocial occupational safety and health (OSH) risks for workers.

A new report looks at these challenges and examines the policies and regulations in place or being developed — in Member States and at EU level — to address the risks.

Healthy Workplaces Film Award 2017 winners announced

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.11.2017.

06/11/2017

“Before the bridge” by Lewis Wilcox (USA) and “Turtle shells” by Tuna Kaptan (Germany) have been announced as the joint winners of the 2017 Healthy Workplaces Film Award for the best documentary related to work.

Want to stay safe while driving for work? Napo shows you how

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 02.11.2017.

02/11/2017

Do you drive for work, or do you manage drivers? In his latest film, Napo deals with some of the safety and health risks facing professional drivers.

The film takes a light-hearted look at topics including maintenance, adverse weather and using alternatives to driving when appropriate. It highlights the importance of good planning and preparation, including safe cargo loading, planning the most efficient route and allowing enough time to safely complete a journey.

Serbia hosts an OSH conference in Dual Education with the support of EU-OSHA

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.11.2017.

01/11/2017
In the scope of the European Week for Safety and Health at Work, a conference on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in Dual Education* was held in Belgrade, Serbia on 25 October 2017. The event was hosted by the Serbian Ministry of Labour and...

Watch live: Healthy Workplaces Summit 2017

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.11.2017.

01/11/2017

Do not miss this major event which brings down the curtain on the Europe-wide Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign 2016-17.

On 21 and 22 November in Bilbao, the Healthy Workplaces Summit gathers political decision makers, social partners, campaign partners, OSH experts and other key stakeholders to network and share knowledge and best practice for sustainable working life.

Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign arrives in Ukraine

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 31.10.2017.

31/10/2017
In October, EU-OSHA presented the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign at the International Conference “Industrial Safety: Best Practices - 2017” in Kiev, Ukraine. More than130 participants gathered to discuss leadership in Occupational Safety...

The European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2017 wrapped in an exciting story

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 30.10.2017.

30/10/2017
Sustainable work and healthy ageing were the main inspiration themes of this year´s European Week for Safety and Health at Work. Hundreds of creative events were taking place between 23 and 27 October across Europe. Activities were initiated by EU-...