As a new year gets underway, now is the ideal time to reach out and engage more people with the campaign in order to raise awareness of the risks related to dangerous substances. Audiovisual material is a great way to get the message out as it can...
Videos help spread the campaign message A good starting point for engaging people with the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign is the campaign video. It gives a visual, user-friendly and comprehensive overview of the topic and information on exposure and how it can be prevented. The video also presents facts and figures and is subtitled in EU languages. There’s also a Napo films section on the campaign website containing the 2018 Napo video ‘ Napo in…dust at work ’, as well...See more
Following the great success of the Bulgarian review of national companies to demonstrate good practice in dangerous substances management, the "Work and Health" Journal presents its latest issue.
EU-OSHA’s Bulgarian media partner Work and Health (Труд и Здраве) continues with the national review "And in Bulgaria - Business with a European Face," introducing a new good example of occupational safety and health implementation. The publication, highlighting the Healthy Workplaces campaign, dedicates a special thematic section to the European Week for Safety and Health at Work and promotes agency’s news, reports and events. The review of the companies will finish in October with a National...See more
In response to a European Commission consultation, chemical industry groups join forces to support proposed changes to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive and Chemical Agents Directive.
The European Chemical Employers’ Group (ECEG), IndustriAll European Trade Union , the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) , and Formacare, the formaldehyde sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) signed a joint letter expressing their support for the Commission’s proposal to include Formaldehyde in the third amendment of the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive(CMD) . The proposal sets out binding minimum requirements that protect European workers and at the same time...See more
As 2018 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of our highlights from a packed first year of activities within the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign. As a result of the hard work of all our partners, the campaign...
Campaign highlights The campaign officially launched on 24 April at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Marianne Thyssen , Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility confirmed that raising awareness of the risks and taking action to limit workers' exposure to cancer-causing chemicals is a key priority of the European Commission. Since the beginning of the campaign, EU-OSHA has been offering practical tools and publications to help workplaces manage...See more
EU-OSHA’s campaign toolkit has had a revamp! Discover how to plan and run an effective campaign on safety and health at work thanks to updated practical advice and examples, as well as tips and tricks on using communication tools in the most...
Running your own campaign for the first time may sound daunting, but it’s less complicated than you might think. The key is to find the right mix of messages, target audience and good planning. Our campaign toolkit offers practical advice on: using media communication tools effectively running different kinds of events promotional activities advertising campaigns on web/mobile, social media and TV/radio Get your message heard If you have an OSH message that you wish to share, launching a...See more
The time has come to close the first chapter of the Healthy Workplaces ‘Manage Dangerous Substances’ campaign. While setting up another challenging plan for the upcoming 2019, we are looking back at the outstanding work done by our national focal points , official campaign and media partners since the campaign launch in April 2018. Thank you all for your support! Enjoy a selection of HWC highlights and stay tuned for the second chapter of the campaign starting in January.See more
In the framework of promotion of the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign, the Chairman of the EFNMS H&S Committee published a new article in an Hellenic Professional Magazine that is distributed to the HVAC Professionals (...
Psiktikos is a professional magazine addressed to the maintenance and installation professionals, both individual as well as companies, of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems. The Chairman of the EFNMS H&S Committe, in the framework of his regular articles in the magazine, has initiated a series of articles to promote the EU-OSHA Campaign since the HVAC professionals use hazardous chemicals, mostly corrosive and hazardous to health, in spray and under pressurized form...See more
EU-OSHA presents an interactive infographic created to support the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign. The infographic allows users to discover facts and figures on the risks that dangerous substances pose to workers and the benefits of managing those risks. It’s user-friendly and covers key messages, such as the dangers of carcinogens in the workplace and the risks posed to specific groups of workers. Check out the dangerous substances infographic Visit the Healthy...See more
The national review "And in Bulgaria - Business with a European Face" , organised by the "Work and Health" Journal in the frame of the 2018-2019 Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign, had an exceptional interest.
During the first stage of the review, which recently ended with a special forum, the journal presented good practices of 17 leading Bulgarian companies, whose activity directly corresponds to the need to limit and eliminate dangerous substances in production and technological processes. Soon we will present Aurubus Group – producer of copper and other nonferrous metals and a world leader in copper recycling as an example of good production, technological and environmental practices in the...See more
After looking at real-life examples of how companies use elimination, substitution and organisational and technological measures to tackle the risks posed by dangerous substances, we now turn our attention to training and awareness-raising...
Hand in hand: How awareness-raising and training can work together A training programme in Germany shows how schools and enterprises can collaborate to educate young people about working safely with chemicals . A chemistry teacher from Hamburg and chemical company Lehmann&Voss&Co worked together to introduce students to employment and teach them the importance of occupational safety and health (OSH) in the chemicals industry. Students learnt about the manufacture of chemicals and the...See more