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Good Practice Award 2018-19: Czech company protects public workers from exposure to illegal narcotics

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 23.01.2020.

23/01/2020

Source: VAKOS XT, a.s.

The Czech pharmaceutical company VAKOS XT, a.s., became one of this year’s Good Practice Awards winners for developing measures to protect police and rescue services personnel from exposure to illegal narcotics.

Making women visible in occupational health and safety

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 17.01.2020.

17/01/2020

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The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) published a resource on integrating gender into workplace health and safety. It provides a brief outline of the problem,...

Open call for tender for a qualitative follow-up study of ESENER 2019

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 16.01.2020.

16/01/2020

photo: Gerd Altmann / pixabay.com

EU-OSHA launched a call for tender for the delivery of a qualitative follow-up study of the ESENER 2019 - the third European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks. The study will provide EU-OSHA with information on the factors that are...

Upcoming recruitment for the position of Project Manager at EU-OSHA

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 16.01.2020.

16/01/2020

Image by Quinn Kampschroer from Pixabay

Are you interested to work for EU-OSHA? Are you keen to apply and further develop your expertise in the field of occupational safety and health? We published a call for application for the vacancy of Project Manager (CA FG IV) to join our Prevention...

EU-OSHA is a success story, says the EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 16.01.2020.

16/01/2020

The ever-changing world of work brings new risks for workers’ safety and health, and we need to communicate and share good practices between companies and Member States reaching out to businesses, hubs and local factories. In a video message to EU-OSHA, the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, acknowledges the Agency’s contribution in empowering companies with online risk assessment tools, and helping the European Commission to anticipate new and emerging risks.

OSHwiki: Health risks and prevention practices during handling of fumigated containers

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 15.01.2020.

15/01/2020

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Transport of goods by freight containers is used all over the world. More than 600 million container units are filled, shipped and stripped annually. What do we know about the containers that arrive in European ports with respect to fumigant...

Musculoskeletal health of hairdressers: understanding the risks and looking at prevention strategies

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 15.01.2020.

15/01/2020

© EU-OSHA /Courtesy of the Cypriot Department of Labour Inspection

Hairdressers are a group of workers whose working ability and health condition may be affected by specific occupational activities. Their daily tasks (cutting, dying, etc.) require frequent bending and twisting of the back, the adoption of static...

EU-OSHA at the LIFE Platform meeting on Chemicals & Indicator Workshop

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 15.01.2020.

15/01/2020

Lothar Lieck, Senior Project Manager, EU-OSHA

One of EU-OSHA’s challenging objectives is to contribute to the implementation of the legislation of Chemical Agents Directive in the European workplaces for the substitution of dangerous substances and reduction of exposure, said EU-OSHA Senior...

Environment-friendly offices for sustainable workplaces

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.01.2020.

14/01/2020

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EU-OSHA promotes green initiatives to support the creation of healthier and more sustainable workplaces. The Agency has already implemented many actions within its premises, such as using energy-efficient electrical appliances, waste recycling, eco-...

Launch of low value procurement procedures for the development of OiRA tools in 5 Member States

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.01.2020.

14/01/2020
EU-OSHA is planning to launch a series of low value negotiated procurements in the forthcoming weeks for the development of OiRA tools in Portugal, Malta, Cyprus, Lithuania and Greece. The tools cover sectors like car repair, construction, horeca...

E-tools for occupational safety and health in the policy context

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.01.2020.

13/01/2020

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In September 2019, EU-OSHA hosted a seminar in Bilbao to discuss OSH e-tools in the policy context. The presentations and conclusions are now available. The main objectives of the seminar were to share information and experiences about the...

Good Practice Award 2018-19 for a safer road construction in France

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.01.2020.

09/01/2020

Source: Eiffage Infrastructures

The French road construction and maintenance company Eiffage Infrastructure received a Good Practice Award 2018-19 for developing a system that removes completely the risks of workers and the environment exposed to hazardous solvents.

Forthcoming course about the Economics of Occupational Safety and Health

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.01.2020.

08/01/2020

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An occupational safety and health (OSH) course organised by NIVA will provide participants with methodological skills and practical capabilities to undertake and evaluate economic analyses on OSH issues. Amongst other objectives, the course aims to...

Croatia takes up the Presidency of the Council of the EU

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.01.2020.

03/01/2020

Croatia is promoting ‘a strong Europe in a world of challenges’ during its Presidency of the Council of the EU, beginning on 1 January 2020.

The Croatian Presidency is committed to strengthening the European Pillar of Social Rights and the benefits it brings to Europe’s citizens in terms of fair working conditions and health care, as well as maximising the opportunities offered by digitalisation for sustainable growth.

Find out more about the Council presidency

European Parliament appoints Dr Vlad Mixich as its independent expert to EU-OSHA Management Board

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 20.12.2019.

20/12/2019

Dr Vlad Mixich

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) warmly welcomes Dr Vlad Mixich who has been recently appointed by the European Parliament as an independent expert to EU-OSHA Management Board. This is the first time that the European...

What works in tackling safety and health challenges in small businesses in construction and agriculture?

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 20.12.2019.

20/12/2019

 © EU-OSHA / David Tijero Osorio

Employers, employee representatives and occupational safety and health (OSH) experts from the high-risk agriculture and construction sectors met in Brussels recently to discuss improving safety and health in micro and small enterprises (MSEs). We’ve...

25 national policy initiatives to tackle work-related MSDs

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 20.12.2019.

20/12/2019

Laura Artal via pixabay.com

What are countries across Europe and beyond doing to tackle work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)? Our 25 new case studies look at various national policy initiatives aimed at MSD prevention and management. They outline what each initiative has achieved, the success factors and challenges, and the potential for transferability to other sectors or countries.

OSH Experts discussed the value of occupational safety and health

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 17.12.2019.

17/12/2019

 © EU-OSHA / David Tijero Osorio

The findings of the second stage of EU-OSHA’s project to estimate the costs of occupational injuries, diseases and deaths at European level were the subject of an expert meeting on the value of occupational safety and health (OSH) in Bilbao...

What is your New Year’s resolution?

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 17.12.2019.

17/12/2019

As we get ready to ring in 2020, it’s a moment for reflection: at EU-OSHA, we are looking back on a 25th year filled with awareness raising and research activities – the results of our continuous efforts to help improve working conditions in Europe.

Thanks to our engaged network of national focal points, social partners, campaign partners and other stakeholders, our message promoting a culture of risk prevention has been widely multiplied in 2019.

New country reports analyse findings on work-related musculoskeletal disorders

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 16.12.2019.

16/12/2019

© EU-OSHA / Henk Sieben 

EU-OSHA’s latest country reports examine national data on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in ten EU Member States: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden. The country reports focus on national...

How is digitalisation affecting safety and health at work?

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 16.12.2019.

16/12/2019

The incredible potential of digital technologies is transforming the workplace, but what does this mean for workers’ safety and health? Our new brochure provides an overview of our ongoing work on digitalisation — including a recent foresight project — and its impact on occupational safety and health (OSH).

The brochure highlights how we might minimise the potential negative OSH outcomes of digitalisation. What’s more, it shows how we can use digital technologies to improve workplace prevention.

Nanomaterials in Europe’s workplaces: what are the risks and how can they be managed?

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.12.2019.

13/12/2019

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EU-OSHA’s contribution to the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) ‘Nanopinion’ blog shows what the EU is doing to protect its workers and what different tools and guidance are available. With many industries serving a growing demand...

As one Healthy Workplaces Campaign closes … another one is in the making

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.12.2019.

13/12/2019

photo: Gerd Altmann via pixabay.com

Following a successful campaign closing summit, EU-OSHA thanks all partners for taking part in the 2018 -19 Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign. It's thanks to their hard work that the campaign has been so effective.

Preparations are already well under way for the next campaign. The 2020-22 campaign — Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load — tackles musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), a persistent problem affecting millions of workers across Europe.

Healthy Workplaces Summit 2019 — conference proceedings and recordings now available

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.12.2019.

09/12/2019

 © EU-OSHA / Fernando Aramburu

The 2-day event held in Bilbao brought policy-makers, social partners, EU-OSHA’s focal points, official campaign partners, media partners and other stakeholders together to celebrate the end of the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign.

The Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards were handed over in a very emotional ceremony and delegates exchanged good practice, reflected on the lessons learned and pledged their commitment to tackling future challenges together.

Forthcoming course in Alternative Assessment and Substitution of Dangerous Substances at Workplaces

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.12.2019.

06/12/2019

© EU-OSHA / Pawel Ruda 

An occupational safety and health (OSH) course organised by NIVA will provide participants with basic concepts and tools to support the substitution of hazardous substances at workplaces. The course will take place on 21st – 23rd of April 2020 in...

Dangerous substances e-tool now tailored to 7 countries

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 05.12.2019.

05/12/2019

Among the multiple resources of the 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces campaign, the EU-OSHA e-tool on dangerous substances and chemical products aims to provide enterprises with the information and advice they need to assess and manage the related safety and health hazards. 

EU-OSHA looks to the future and more successful years ahead

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.12.2019.

03/12/2019

As EU-OSHA’s 25th anniversary year comes to a close, in our last article of the series we look at what the Agency does to anticipate new and emerging challenges to workers’ safety and health.

Three years for Member States to adopt EU Work-life Balance Directive

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 27.11.2019.

27/11/2019

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EU Member States have three years to adopt the laws to comply with the EU Work-life Balance Directive . Launched in August 2019, the Directive aims to improve the work-life balance for parents and carers, to encourage shared parental leave between...

Eliminating work-related cancer unites experts at Finnish EU presidency conference

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 27.11.2019.

27/11/2019

To support the Roadmap on Carcinogens, Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union  held a special conference on 27-28 November — ‘Working together to eliminate occupational cancer’.

Along with EU-OSHA, participants included experts from the European Commission, social partners and national bodies responsible for occupational safety and health.

International Media Festival for Prevention: Registration is now open!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 22.11.2019.

22/11/2019
The International Media Festival for Prevention is an integral part of the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2020 which takes place in Toronto, Canada, from 4th to 7th October 2020. The Festival offers an overview of films and...