EU-OSHA’s campaign toolkit has had a revamp to mark the 2018-19 campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances . The toolkit, which offers practical advice on running an effective campaign for better safety and health management, is easier to use than ever. It also features many new examples of good practice in campaign activities, from events to social media and advertising. Check out the new-look toolkit Visit the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances websiteSee more
Cancer is the leading cause of work-related death in the EU, responsible for around 80,000 deaths each year. More can, and must, be done to reduce this number. The Roadmap on Carcinogens is aiming to raise awareness of the risks arising from...
Carcinogens cover a range of substances, from solvents to process-generated materials such as the particles found in welding fumes and silica dust. To combat the risks posed by carcinogens, 6 European organisations, including EU-OSHA, signed up to what became known as the Roadmap on Carcinogens in May 2016. Social partners, companies, research organisations and other stakeholders across Europe are all encouraged to participate. Established in 2016 under the Netherlands EU Presidency, a number...See more
The chemical industry and trade unions agreed on the future framework to further protect EU workers from the risks associated with exposure to substances toxic to reproduction at the workplace. In a joint declaration, the European Trade Union...
About 230 experts from science as well as from practice came together on September 18th and 19th 2018 at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) in Dortmund in order to discuss practical aspects and new developments of...
Together with the working group „Analytics“ of the Insurance Association on raw materials and chemical industry (BG RCI) and the working group on “Air analysis” of the German MAK Commission the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) invited to the 5 th Symposium on Hazardous substances at workplaces. The Symposium focused on practical aspects of regulation and new results from developments relevant for workplace measurements. For example, investigations in additive...See more
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UNA OPORTUNIDAD ÚNICA PARA DESVELAR LA AMENAZA INVISIBLE! LA SEMANA EUROPEA 2018 OFRECE LA OPORTUNIDAD DE PARTICIPAR EN MÚLTIPLES ACTIVIDADES EN TODA ESPAÑA, EN EL MARCO DE LA CAMPAÑA TRABAJOS SALUDABLES: ALERTA FRENTE A SUSTANCIAS PELIGROSAS. Gracias a la Red Española de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo se han programado más de 50 eventos de apoyo a la Campaña "Trabajos saludables: alerta frente a Sustancias peligrosas". Estos eventos son de diferente índole (cursos, conferencias, cinefórum,...See more
Events to promote best management practices at the workplace
Over the months of summer, parallel events were held at Spain, Germany and Italy were best practices on managing dangerous substances were shared. The events were hosted in coordination between the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers´ Association, ETRMA, and its members Consorcio Nacional del Caucho, Spain, Assogomma, Italy and Wirtschaftsverband der deutschen Kautschukindustrie, Germany. The events presented among others an overview of the regulations on dangerous substances and worker´s...See more
The conference, organized as part of the European information campaign 2018-2019 "Manage dangerous substances", took place on October 23 at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Lodz (Lodz, Poland).
The conference was organized by the Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB), the University of Lodz and the Foundation for Promotion of Entrepreneurship. Another good example of collaboration between the FOP and the EEN in promoting OSH and the HWC. Konferencji zorganizowana w ramach europejskiej kampanii informacyjnej 2018 – 2019 pn. “Substancje niebezpieczne pod kontrolą”, odbyła się 23 października w Łodzi, na Wydziale Chemii Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego...See more
With the European Week for Safety and Health at Work just around the corner, a new website on safely using silica has been launched in conjunction with the publication of new guidance material for employers on building a successful management system...
Respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust produced during industrial processes is harmful to health, causing silicosis and increasing the risk of lung cancer and other serious diseases among workers.RCS is one of the substances with the highest respiratory health risks to construction workers. EU-OSHA’s official campaign partner IMA-Europe , who manage the secretariat of the European Network on Silica (NEPSI), recently helped launch the Safe Silica website which aims to increase awareness of RCS...See more
Can the example of how a bigger company manage its chemical products inspire SMEs ? The answer is apparently yes, as a 20 participants had the opportunity to visit the factory of L'Oreal, in Libramont (B), on September 28th, to see how dangerous...
A workshop organised by the Belgian Focal Point of EU-OSHA and the Enterprsie Europe Network- OSH Ambassador, allowed participants of several sectors to understand the new campaign and how it is important to take measures in the framework of dangerous substances. The safety advisers of L'Oréal also explained how they proceed on their side, from the order of a substance until it is added to the production. They showed what concrete solutions they had put in place to prevent risks due to the...See more
The EFNMS Chairman was invited to the SYSKEVASIA 2018 - PLASTICA 2018' Exhibition and presented there the hazards related to the use of chemicals in the packaging sector.
The Hellenic Chemists Association invited the Chairman of the EFNMS H&S Committee Dr George Scroubelos to present the hazards of explosive chemicals as well as the conditions under which some chemicals may cause explosions. The presentation also addressed the ATEX directive and the Ex-proof hardware and also included some case studies. This event was supported by the Greek Focal Point the Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity.See more