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OSH seminar and Good Practice Awards Ceremony in the focus of EU-OSHA Executive Director’s visit to Slovenia

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 19.09.2019.

19/09/2019

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On 19 and 20 September, Dr Christa Sedlatschek meets in Ljubljana with the Minister and other representatives of the Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. Dr Sedlatschek takes part in a seminar dedicated to...

EU - ECHA - Advice on how to comply with NMP restriction

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 19.09.2019.

19/09/2019
The European chemicals agency has published advice for industrial users on how to comply with the restriction requirements on 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP). NMP is a reproductive toxicant (may damage the unborn child), it causes serious eye and skin...

Understanding MSDs with Napo

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 19.09.2019.

19/09/2019

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Napo comes to the aid of workplaces with a new online toolkit to raise awareness of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and to deliver MSD-related advice.

The "Understanding Musculoskeletal Disorders" toolkit makes use of existing Napo films and contains 14 different activities to facilitate group discussions in organisations with their own staff and the workers in their supply chains.

OSH e-tools in the policy context

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 18.09.2019.

18/09/2019

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How to encourage occupational safety and health (OSH) policy-makers to integrate e-tools into OSH strategies, policies, and practices? How can e-tools become long-term and sustainable solutions for improving OSH? These are one of the main discussion...

The future of safety in a digitalised world is the main theme of WOS 2019

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 17.09.2019.

17/09/2019
The 10th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work – WOS 2019 takes place between 23 and 26 September in Vienna. Key speakers from EU-OSHA will deliver presentations on the principal topics with an accent on occupational safety...

The results are in! Winners of Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards successfully manage dangerous substances

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 17.09.2019.

17/09/2019

Six organisations are awarded and four are commended in EU-OSHA’s 14th Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards scheme.

The 2018-19 competition highlights good practice in managing dangerous substances, and recognises organisations that take a proactive, participative approach to assessing risks and implementing solutions.

Every organisation — whatever the size or sector — can learn something from the selected examples. Check out our Good Practice Awards booklet to find out more.

The third European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks is underway!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.09.2019.

12/09/2019
Fieldwork for ESENER-3 has been completed in August. Over 45,000 establishments across all business size classes and activity sectors have been interviewed in 33 European countries. The first analysis of the main results will be published before the...

Call for abstracts open for the 4th Francophone congress on work-related MSDs

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.09.2019.

12/09/2019
The congress that takes place on 25 – 27 March 2020 in the Tunisian town of Hammamet, will be largely focused on the latest scientific advances on MSDs. It aims to facilitate new forms of cooperation, bringing together academic institutions and...

Forthcoming course about the role of labour inspection in the age of digitalization

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.09.2019.

12/09/2019
An occupational safety and health (OSH) course organised by NIVA will look into cognitive and other aspects of the digitalization of work with specific focus on the roles of labour inspection services and employers in contributing to sound work...

Have you noticed the changes on our website?

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.09.2019.

12/09/2019

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EU-OSHA’s corporate website has just been revamped to make the information search easier and quicker.

The new homepage now introduces the highlights, news, events and social media in a catchier way, and provides easier access to the most relevant resources and projects.

First European examination in Occupational Medicine

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 05.09.2019.

05/09/2019
The first European examination in Occupational Medicine, which will be held in January 2020 in Brussels, is developed and organised by the UEMS section of Occupational Medicine. The aim of the exams is to set a common, high standard of knowledge...

ESENER: a snapshot of OSH management in Europe

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 05.09.2019.

05/09/2019

 © EU-OSHA / Michel Wielick, Netherlands

EU-OSHA’s ESENER survey helps us to understand how European workplaces deal with health and safety, and what they do to promote the well-being of their employees. The results have become a hugely valuable resource for policy-makers at national and European levels.

Read our new 25th anniversary article on ESENER’s role in EU-OSHA’s work

Occupational Safety Poster Competition took place in Poland

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.09.2019.

04/09/2019

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Depression , the leading cause of disability worldwide, was the theme of this year’s occupational safety poster competition organized by the Polish national focal point . According to Eurostat, 7 % of the European Union population reported having...

How will the future of OSH be affected by new developments at work: exoskeletons and social innovation

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 28.08.2019.

28/08/2019

Two new foresight articles explore ways in which OSH may be affected by new developments at work: one technical - the use of exoskeletons, or wearable assistive devices and one non-technical - social innovation at work.

Rethinking Higher Education: Inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 22.08.2019.

22/08/2019
Universities have an important part to play towards creating a sustainable society. This year, a global conference put focus on the integration of the UN’s Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into higher education “Rethinking Higher...

Starting conversations about musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 20.08.2019.

20/08/2019

© EU OSHA/INSHT

‘Conversation starters for workplace discussions about musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)’ is a great new resource. It can be used to facilitate group discussions in the workplace or during training. The tool contains guidance for managers and employees on communicating about MSDs.

International Youth Day 2019: Transforming education means safer workplaces

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.08.2019.

12/08/2019

photo: greenspc via pixabay.com 

Transforming education is the theme of the International Youth Day 2019.

 Observed annually on August 12, it is designed to raise awareness around the world of the challenges faced by the younger generations.

ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment is open for ratification

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.08.2019.

09/08/2019
Violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States. Convention No. 190 provides a clear...

OSH risks and how to prevent them: 25 years of awareness raising

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 07.08.2019.

07/08/2019

Raising awareness of the risks workers face and how to prevent them is central to EU-OSHA’s mission. Over the past 25 years, the Agency and its partners have reached out to target audiences through the Healthy Workplaces Campaigns, the European Week for Safety and Health at Work and many other awareness-raising activities.

The value of OSH —estimating the costs of occupational injuries and diseases

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.08.2019.

01/08/2019
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In a new report, EU-OSHA details the findings of the second part of its ‘Costs and benefits of occupational safety and health’ project. It describes two approaches to estimating the financial burden of work-related diseases, injuries and death.

Napo — Europe’s ambassador for healthy workplaces

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 24.07.2019.

24/07/2019

Napo is the hero in a series of short animated films on important occupational safety and health (OSH) topics, produced by the Napo Consortium. The films are lighthearted but thought provoking and their messages are serious.

Napo and his colleagues communicate in a wordless language. This means that the films can reach out to people of all ages and cultures across Europe and help spread OSH messages.

Good musculoskeletal health at an early age: seminar summary now available

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 18.07.2019.

18/07/2019
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EU-OSHA in collaboration with ENETOSH (European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health) organised a seminar addressing the issue of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among young people and workers. The seminar was organised in the framework of an OSH overview project on MSDs and with a view to the upcoming Healthy Workplaces campaign ‘Lighten the Load’, to start in October 2020.

We are looking for a Human Resources Officer (CA FG III)

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 15.07.2019.

15/07/2019

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EU-OSHA has a vacant position for a Human Resources Officer (CA FG III) to provide effective support and assistance to the Agency’s Resource and Service Centre in the Human Resources section. Deadline for applications is 16 August 2019 at 13.00,...

A memorable occasion — EU-OSHA marks its 25th anniversary with a special event

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.07.2019.

09/07/2019

© EU-OSHA/Fernando Aramburu Garrido 

On 5 June, EU-OSHA hosted a gathering to mark 25 years of working together with its partners for a safer, healthier and more productive Europe.

There was a truly special atmosphere as EU-OSHA’s network came together for speeches and discussions, looking back at EU-OSHA’s history and forward to its future.

We’d like to thank everyone who attended and made it such a special occasion.

Watch our highlight video about the event

New OSH indicator proposed for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.07.2019.

04/07/2019
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Labour Office (ILO) have developed a proposal for a new occupational safety and health (OSH) indicator for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ), relating to Goal 8: “...

The Presidency of the Council of the EU passes to Finland

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.07.2019.

01/07/2019

From 1 July until 31 December 2019, Finland holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Working closely with Romania and Croatia, the other members of the current Presidency trio, it seeks to address a competitive and socially inclusive EU, promote action on climate change and protect the security of its citizens.

The Finnish Presidency supports the EU Roadmap on Carcinogens, and it plans to host a conference on preventing work-related cancer in November.

Improving OSH in the EU: European Commission publishes a new report on reprotoxic chemicals

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 27.06.2019.

27/06/2019

 © EU-OSHA / Jim Holmes

The EU legislative framework sets out directives that address occupational exposure to Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reprotoxic substances - Directive 98/24/EC (Chemical Agents Directive, CAD) and Directive 2004/37/EC (Carcinogens and Mutagens...

Innovative workplace risk assessment tool OiRA goes global

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 25.06.2019.

25/06/2019

Agency staff with Daimler's health and safety representatives.

Though primarily intended for micro and small enterprises, multinational car manufacturer Daimler has developed and adapted a workplace risk assessment tool for company specific use on the basis of EU-OSHA’s OiRA. The OiRA platform was originally developed to provide EU-OSHA’s national partners (such as Ministries or Labour Inspectorates) with occupational safety and health risk assessment tools that are sector specific and tailored to national contexts.

‘Buy quiet’ helps companies to tackle noise hazards at work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 24.06.2019.

24/06/2019

© EU OSHA / Jim Holmes

Occupational noise can have major negative effects on health as it causes hearing damage and deafness, stress, poor productivity, and interferes with communication. A practical guide for buyers of machineries raises awareness of the risks related to...

ANSES draws attention to the health effects associated with the blue light of LEDs

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 20.06.2019.

20/06/2019

photo: Daniel Condoleo via Pixabay.com

Recent updates by ANSES ( French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety ) on the health effects of LED lights indicate possible harmful implications arising from blue light. Exposure in the evening or at night,...