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Napo lends a hand in the fight against C-19 pandemic

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.04.2020.

03/04/2020

source: napofilm.net

In this short clip, our animated friend Napo takes a stand against the Covid-19 pandemic.

His message to the millions of essential workers whose jobs do not allow them to telework is a simple one – wash your hands frequently to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus and help stop the pandemic.

New guidance on infection prevention and control for COVID-19 in healthcare settings

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.04.2020.

03/04/2020
Technical report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control provides guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control measures for the management of suspected and confirmed cases of...

Good Practice Award 2018-19: Beauty salon in Spain eliminates hazardous substances

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.04.2020.

03/04/2020

Source: Peluquería Elvira

The Spanish beauty salon, Peluquería Elvira, won a Good Practice Award 2018-19 for substituting synthetic and harmful chemicals with safer plant-based alternatives. These substitutes are produced in Europe with phytosanitary certificates, to ensure that mixtures do not contain any toxic substances.

Austria: Sectoral guidance for the construction sector in the frame of the COVID-19 crisis

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 02.04.2020.

02/04/2020
The Austrian Worker´s insurance board AUVA has issued guidance developed with approval of the labour inspection regarding current measures to be taken on construction sites. This includes social distancing measures, provision of personal protective...

EU-Coronavirus: Commission issues guidance to help increase production of safe medical supplies

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 02.04.2020.

02/04/2020
European Commission
The European Commission is making available guidance to assist manufacturers in ramping up production of essential medical equipment and material in three areas: the production of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), leave-on hand...

France: Sector guides on good practices to deal with the COVID-19 risks

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 02.04.2020.

02/04/2020
The French Ministry of Labour, with the help of experts, has prepared advice sheets for employers and employees to protect themselves from the risks of contamination with COVID-19. Documents are available for bakeries, cash desk work, work in a...

COVID-19: EU-OSHA guidance for the workplace

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.04.2020.

01/04/2020

Source: hsa.ie

Important: Get your workplace ready in case COVID-19 arrives in your community!

This guidance, available in the OSHwiki, is designed to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff in non-healthcare settings on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

It explains how to help prevent the spread of respiratory infections such as COVID-19 and what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in the workplace.

You will also find advice on travel and meetings as well as links to further information and resources.

Belgium: COVID-19 recognised as an occupational disease for healthcare personnel

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.04.2020.

01/04/2020

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay

This concerns ambulance service providers involved in the transport of patients affected by the new coronavirus, staff working in hospitals: emergency and intensive care, departments of pulmonary and infectious diseases; staff who have performed...

ILO runs e-learning courses on occupational safety and health

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.04.2020.

01/04/2020
A variety of online trainings focused on key aspects of occupational safety and health are in the agenda of the International Training Centre of ILO (ITCILO) for 2020. With topics ranging from labour inspection to workplaces conflict management, the...

A European workforce fit for the digital age

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 31.03.2020.

31/03/2020
EU-OSHA Executive Director Christa Sedlatschek talks to the European Parliament Magazine about workers’ safety and health in the digital age. EU-OSHA’s goal is to provide policymakers and workplaces with reliable information, so they can realise the...

WHO launches a survey to help protect health workers worldwide

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 31.03.2020.

31/03/2020

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Together we can help the World Health Organization to design content and methodologies to support health workers worldwide with occupational safety and health knowledge and skills related to the COVID-19 outbreak. We kindly ask you to fill this...

Napo reaches new heights

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 31.03.2020.

31/03/2020

Image: napofilm.net

The latest production from the Napo consortium turns the spotlight on working at height.

With plenty of his trademark humour, Napo in… work at height tackles the big issues from risk assessment and training to fall prevention and alternative solutions. The scenes cover a variety of different occupations and workplace situations where the risk of falling from height is an issue.

Open call for tender to support the evaluation of the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 30.03.2020.

30/03/2020

Image by DavidRockDesign from Pixabay

The European Commission published this call for tender for an external and independent study to support the evaluation of the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work, 2014-2020. The study will cover actions undertaken at national and EU...

How does COVID-19 affect our work and lives? Read Eurofound’s blog post

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 27.03.2020.

27/03/2020
Eurofound’s Executive Director, Juan Menéndez-Valdés, reacts on the COVID-19 crisis and reflects on the impact it will have on the work and lives of Europeans, and people beyond Europe. He outlines the role of Eurofound, as he foresees it, in the...

From Research to Practice in Occupational Health and Safety

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.03.2020.

26/03/2020

© EU-OSHA / Cristina Vatielli

An occupational safety and health (OSH) course organised by the Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA) will introduce new methods and approaches on how to increase the value and use of OHS research for end users. In...

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and workplace safety and health

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 23.03.2020.

23/03/2020

Source: ecdc.europa.eu

EU-OSHA’s sister agency, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and is regularly posting updates and resources on its website.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), as well as the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOSH) have also published practical information for workplaces.

Visit the ECDC’s website

EULAR calls on governments to support people with RMD in the workplace

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 23.03.2020.

23/03/2020

© INSHT

EU citizens with a rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease (RMD) who are professionally active in the health care and medical area have the right to be safe at work. The European League Against Rheumatism, EULAR, calls for a number of measures to be...

Find out all you need to know about vehicle safety at work with the VeSafe e-guide

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 20.03.2020.

20/03/2020

 © EU-OSHA /David Tijero Osorio

The VeSafe e-guide is an interactive one-stop shop for information on vehicle-related risks at work. It covers safe driving, workplace transport and working on or near a road. A joint effort by EU-OSHA and the European Commission, the guide includes many examples of good practice and an overview of relevant regulations. What’s more, it’s free and easy to use, and you can filter the information by risk or vehicle type.

Public consultation on ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 19.03.2020.

19/03/2020
Every year, 3.5 million people in the EU are diagnosed with cancer, and 1.3 million people die from cancer each year. What’s more, work-related cancer remains the biggest occupational health challenge in Europe. With this public consultation , the...

Ergonomic intervention tackles MSDs risks for nursery-school teachers and children

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 18.03.2020.

18/03/2020

Image by Iris Hamelmann from Pixabay

A case study commissioned by EU-OSHA sheds light on the risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in nursery-schools and explores the effects of an ergonomic intervention. The project ErgoKita reviewed the current state of knowledge on...

COVID-19 and EU-OSHA

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 17.03.2020.

17/03/2020

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

EU-OSHA is currently working remotely until further notice. We remain open for business and we all have access to our regular IT systems while teleworking. All forthcoming meetings and visits to the agency’s premises are either cancelled/rescheduled...

ECHA launches EUCLEF – your access point to chemicals legislation

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 17.03.2020.

17/03/2020

© European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched the COSME funded EU Chemicals Legislation Finder (EUCLEF) , a new online service that gives free-of-charge access to an overview of 40 pieces of EU chemicals legislation you may need to comply with,...

2020 EU Health Award: Vaccination and healthy lifestyles for children in the spotlight

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.03.2020.

12/03/2020
The European Commission’s 2020 EU Health Award honours cities and schools that positively impact their communities by promoting healthy lifestyle among children (6-18 years old) and NGOs, schools and kindergartens promoting vaccination in children (...

Work-related MSDs: new synthesis report complements EU findings with national data

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.03.2020.

12/03/2020

© EU-OSHA /Pictures from participants to the Good Practice Award 2012

This latest synthesis report is part of a larger EU-OSHA project to analyse national and European data on work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The report explores the prevalence and reach of MSDs, the associated risk factors, their impact on health and their prevention in the workplace.

Chemical exposure and cardiovascular disease in the focus of an OSH training

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 11.03.2020.

11/03/2020
New occupational safety and health course is in the agenda of the Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA) . The training will be focused on chemical exposure, particles and combination exposures in the working...

Good Practice Award 2018-19: Family-run potato-sorting business in Netherlands reduces harmful dust

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 10.03.2020.

10/03/2020

Source: Mansholt BV

The Dutch company Mansholt BV received a Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Award for reducing workers’ exposure to potentially harmful dust in the potato-sorting shed.

“Safe Climbing” with Erasmus+

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.03.2020.

09/03/2020
An Erasmus+ project aims to improve safety for people that work with chainsaws and climbing in trees, as well as produce quality study material for climbing courses. Safe climbing is focused on agricultural/forestry schools, organizations and the...

International Women’s Day and gender-equal workplaces for all

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.03.2020.

06/03/2020

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

8th of March provides an opportunity that everyone must seize: observed annually around the globe, the Day is a powerful reminder to keep working hard on eliminating gender-based stereotypes while celebrating women's achievements, creativity and strength.

International Women’s Day creates an outstanding platform to raise awareness of the challenges affecting the lives of working women. This is also a top priority embedded in various research activities of EU-OSHA. 

What better occasion than now to help us make a positive difference for women at work?

Call for evidence on occupational exposure limits launched by ECHA

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 05.03.2020.

05/03/2020
ECHA has launched calls for evidence on cadmium and its inorganic compounds and on asbestos . The aim is to get information on exposure, health effects, toxicology, epidemiology and modes of action. For cadmium and its inorganic compounds, also...

International Media Festival for Prevention: deadline extended!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.03.2020.

04/03/2020

source: napofilm.net

The deadline for submission of entries to the International Media Festival for Prevention has been extended until 31 March 2020 . The Festival that takes place in Toronto, Canada, 4-7 October 2020, offers an overview of films and multimedia...