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26/06/2018
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
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22/06/2018
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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20/06/2018
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
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19/06/2018
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
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31/05/2018
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
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24/05/2018
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
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22/05/2018
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
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21/05/2018
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
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17/05/2018
Dangerous substances remain an area of occupational safety and health where awareness of the risks and ways to manage them effectively is low, especially in the case of less visible risks. The Healthy Workplaces Campaign wants to create awareness,...
What are dangerous substances? A dangerous substance can be summarised as any substance in gas, liquid or solid form, including aerosols, fumes and vapours that poses a risk to workers’ health or safety [1] . Currently, workers across a wide range of jobs and sectors may be exposed to a huge variety of dangerous substances in European workplaces. In 2017, some 129,000 substances were listed under CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation), and approximately 10,000 have been...See more
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15/05/2018
The Napo in… dust at work film shows some of the situations at the workplace where workers can be exposed to wood, metal, flour or other types of dust. In line with the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign, this Napo film illustrates the importance of managing the exposure effectively in order to avoid ill health and injuries. The presence of dust at the workplace can lead to a risk of explosion, and can also cause health ill from respiratory problems or skin irritation to...See more

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