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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
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
A new animated video has been produced within the framework of the recently launched Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign 2018- 19 . It illustrates in a visible and engaging way the common presence of dangerous substances in many workplaces and sectors across Europe, such as agriculture, manufacturing and construction. The video also highlights the importance of establishing a culture of risk prevention at the workplace starting by promoting risk assessment to manage...See more
Get involved in EU-OSHA’s new Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-19 and help make Europe’s workplaces safer, healthier and more productive. The campaign aims to make people aware of the presence of dangerous substances in many workplaces and the need...
What is the issue? The subject affects a vast range of workers and sectors, and the prevalence of dangerous substances in Europe’s workplaces is one of the main reasons why the campaign is so vital. The campaign seeks to reach organisations of all sizes across Europe and provide them with the tools and resources they need to manage dangerous substances as best they can. According to EU-OSHA’s European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks ( ESENER-2 ), 38% of enterprises reported that...See more
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The launch of the Good Practice Awards will be held in Malta on 10 May.
The Good Practice Awards will be launched in Malta during a press conference to be addressed by the Hon Minister Dr Helena Dalli and by the OHSA's CEO Dr Mark Gauci. The closing date for applications is 28 September 2018 The application form can be downloaded from OHSA's website: Further information: OHSA on Facebook: OHSA MaltaSee more
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The 'Manage Dangerous Substances' campaign will be launched in Malta.
The campaign will be officially launched on Thursday 10 May 2018 during a press conference which will be addressed by the Hon Minister Dr Helena Dalli and by Dr Mark Gauci, the Chief Executive Officer of OHSA.See more
At the 32nd International Congress on Occupational Health ICOH 2018 , which takes place in Dublin from 29 April to 04 May, EU-OSHA’s Director Dr Christa Sedlatschek gives a statement at a high-level session on preventing occupational cancer. EU-OSHA also runs the ‘Roadmap on carcinogens: EU and National Initiatives’ special session, together with the Netherlands Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. The session is focused on the roadmap’s activities and those related to carcinogens within...See more
Dangerous substances continue to pose risks to the safety and health of Europe’s workers. Raising awareness of the need to eliminate exposure to these substances — and manage them where that’s not possible — is the focus of the new campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances . The campaign is being launched at a press conference in Brussels on 24 April 2018 at 12.00. A wide range of campaign materials are available in several languages, and EU-OSHA has collected tools, guidance and...See more
EU-OSHA’s updated website section provides essential information on dangerous substances at the workplace. It covers the main legislation, explains its principles and provides tips on how to manage dangerous substances at work. It also includes sections on carcinogens, biological agents, and emerging risks – and provides many useful links to further information for workers and employers. In line with the goals of the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign 2018-19 , this section...See more
Managing dangerous substances in Europe’s workplaces is crucial to protecting workers, businesses and economies. But how can your organisation make a difference at the workplace level? And how will your organisation benefit from becoming a partner of EU-OSHA’s upcoming campaign on dangerous substances? EU-OSHA along with previous and potential official campaign and media partners answered these questions at its campaign partnership meeting in Brussels on 20 March. Read the summary of the...See more