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20/02/2020
The German Federal Association of Glazier Trade won a Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Award for developing safe and economical techniques for handling material containing asbestos. The methods are based on using manual tools, working outdoors and using heat only if the putty does not contain bitumen. Ever since, over 300 glaziers have been trained to safely remove asbestos-containing glazing putty. The procedure is now an official requirement for every glazier in Germany. Read the case study...Weitere Informationen anzeigen
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17/02/2020
Formacare , the formaldehyde sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), has published the first results of its Voluntary Agreement to protect workers’ health from formaldehyde exposure. The results show that 99.7% of workers are...
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04/02/2020
In the last 20 years, the World Cancer Day on 4 February has grown into a powerful movement inspiring organisations, communities and individuals to increase awareness and take action for reducing the global impact of the disease. Work-related cancer remains the biggest occupational health challenge in Europe. 120,000 cancer cases occur annually because of exposure to carcinogens at work. Through research and awareness raising activities, EU-OSHA contributes actively to the fight against work-...Weitere Informationen anzeigen
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23/01/2020
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. The technique results in real improvements, as reported by exposed workers, such as decrease in symptomatic toxic indications (e.g. muscle spasms and cramps or non-specific headaches). Likewise, the procedures for workplace preventive decontamination led to a reduction in long-term...Weitere Informationen anzeigen
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09/01/2020
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. The new process involves less laboratory equipment, saves time, money and resources and has increased productivity by 30%. The method was developed in line with the prevention policy of EIFFAGE Infrastructures, which is to design and use products or methods that...Weitere Informationen anzeigen
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13/12/2019
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. Find out more about the next...Weitere Informationen anzeigen
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09/12/2019
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. A summary of...Weitere Informationen anzeigen
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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. With a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises and companies without specific knowledge of dangerous substances, this interactive web-based guide provides tailored and easy-to-understand background and good practice information...Weitere Informationen anzeigen
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01/12/2019
A NEW VOLUNTARY ACTION SCHEME ON RAISING AWARENESS AND EXCHANGING GOOD PRACTICES TO DEAL WITH RISKS ARISING FROM OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO CARCINOGENS
On 28 November 2019, several organisations, including the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), extended the EU Roadmap on Carcinogens in Helsinki. The objective of this voluntary action scheme is to raise awareness amongst workers and employers about the risks of exposure to carcinogens. The initiative was first launched in May 2016 in Amsterdam under the Dutch EU Presidency and was then continued under other presidencies. It was first extended by Austria in Vienna and now by Finland in...Weitere Informationen anzeigen
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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. The purpose? To share knowledge and good practice on reducing exposure to carcinogens at work, and review what the roadmap has achieved...Weitere Informationen anzeigen

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