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The EU has put in place a host of legal provisions to protect workers from the harmful effects of dangerous substances. But how does it work in practice? And how do you ensure that everything is in place to protect the workers in your company?
Do you know which chemicals or dangerous substances are present in your workplace? EU OSH legislation aims to cover all dangerous substances found in workplaces. Employers must check and register all chemicals and dangerous substances present in their workplaces. These can be: Chemical substances or products that are purchased from suppliers. For these substances safety data sheets must be provided by the supplier. Dangerous substances generated by work processes, such as diesel engine exhaust...See more
The International Conference, held over 3 days in Slovakia, featured presentations and good practice examples, notably in relation to the construction and automotive sectors. The focus was on prevention strategies and securing a future for all...
Organised by, among others, EU-OSHA’s official campaign partner ISHCCO – International Safety & Health , the conference included a presentation by Dr Dietmar Elsler from EU-OSHA on the Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign 2018-19, and the costs of work-related accidents and diseases in the EU. Dr Elsler informed participants that the estimated cost of work-related accidents and diseases in the EU is €476 billion, or 3.3% of EU28 GDP each year. Work-related injury and illness also accounts...See more
EU-OSHA is delighted to count again on such a high number of official campaign and media partners to join its 2018-19 campaign — Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances. Their commitment to promoting the proactive management of dangerous substances at European workplaces will be a major building block for the success of the campaign, as it will provide plenty of networking and exchange of workplace good practice opportunities. See the official campaign partners See the campaign media...See more
Awareness of the risks of dangerous substances and ways to tackle them is still low in the EU. And some employers and workers wrongly believe that tackling harmful exposure is not relevant to their enterprises. EU-OSHA’s new e-tool helps employers...
Based on the successful, nationally-implemented tool developed by Swedish social partner organisation PREVENT , the e-tool is an interactive web-based guide tailored to employers’ needs. It offers practical information on risks, labelling, legislation, prevention measures and much more. How does it work? You can choose to respond to a short (7 questions) or long (36 questions) questionnaire about your current practices in relation to dangerous substances. Based on your input you receive...See more
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Our first European crash course, part of Cosanta’s activities related to the EU-OSHA Healthy Workplaces - Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign 2018-2019, attracted 97 OSH professionals from Austria. The crash course was free of charge and was organised in cooperation with the Austrian General Accident Insurance Board (AUVA). AUVA is a member of the Stoffenmanager® International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) . The board is committed to actively supporting Cosanta in its European campaign...See more
As an EEN OSH Ambassador, Regional Enterprise Europe Network Centre at the Foundation for Promotion of Entrepreneurship organised the seminar "Dangerous Psychoactive Substances at the Workplaces". The seminar took place on 19th of June 2018 at the...
A lot of people was extremely interested in the theme of the seminar. Almost 60 participants responded to the invitation. There were representatives of companies, research centres, public order services, educational centres, NGOs. Lecture with illustrative examples concerns the following topics: 1) psychoactive drugs used to increase intellectual work productivity - examples, users, toxic effects, ethics aspects. 2) new kind of psychotropic substances ("designer drug") - examples, users, toxic...See more
The cartoon character Napo, our ambassador for healthy workplaces, is back to show how to protect workers from the risks posed by dangerous substances. Watch, share, laugh and pick up some useful tips on protecting against dust, keeping skin safe...
Dust at work In his latest adventure – Napo in…dust at work – our ‘hero’ finds himself in some of the many working situations that generate dust. In his inimitable style Napo and his friends illustrate the importance of managing exposure effectively to avoid ill health and injuries, in particular respiratory problems and accidents like explosions. Protect your skin! Many workers face the negative effects of chemicals on their skin every day at work. Napo…in protect your skin gives an...See more
The Enterprise Europe Network Centre at the Foundation for Promotion of Entrepreneurship (Lodz, Poland) presented information and promotion materials concerning OSH at the workplaces, also materials related to the "Manage Dangerous Substances"...
Ośrodek Enterprise Europe Network przy Fundacji Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości (Łódź, Polska) zaprezentował materiały informacyjno-promocyjne dotyczące bezpieczeństwa i zdrowia w pracy, w tym w szczególności związane z kampanią "Substancje niebezpieczne pod kontrolą" na stoiku informacyjnym IV Ogólnopolskiej Konferencji Doktorantów Nauk o Życiu BioOpen - 24-25 maja 2018, Łódź, Wydział Biologii i Ochrony Środowiska Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego.See more
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...See more
At CESI's last Health Services Trade Council meeting on May 17 in Podgorica, hosted by the Montenegrin Trade Union of Physicians, CESI's members in the health services discussed current challenges in employment which the personnel in the sector is...
Under the chairmanship of Esther Reyes (SATSE, Spain) and Raffaele Donnorso (CONFSAL, Italy) and in the frame of the major trends and priorities of EU policies and strategies relating to healthcare staff representatives, the meeting participants discussed matters lying at the heart of the public healthcare staff in Europe, including the development of a forward-thinking approach to the future of healthcare and better working conditions of healthcare providers. In this context, the application...See more