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EU-OSHA and its partners and stakeholders gather in Bilbao for the final milestone of the 2018-19 campaign — Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances . The summit celebrates the achievements of the campaign and gives delegates the opportunity to share experiences and best practice on substitution of dangerous substances, minimising exposure to carcinogens and challenges for effective prevention. The Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards ceremony is a highlight of the event. This year,...Lisätietoa
This edition of the European Week for Safety and Health at Work (21-25 October) saw a wide range of events, from public info points to awareness-raising conferences. EU-OSHA’s network of focal points, campaign partners, workers and employers all...
Leaving a campaign legacy With the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign coming to a close, many focal points used the week to wrap up their own national campaigns, reflect on the successes of the past 2 years, and promote a lasting legacy by encouraging companies to develop a prevention culture. In Greece , the focus was on raising awareness of the negative impact that dangerous substances can have on workers’ quality of life and ability to work. Meanwhile, at a conference in...Lisätietoa
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Throughout September 2019, NIRAS invited companies from a range of sectors to 4 “Hotspot on chemistry” events across Denmark – taking place in Aalborg, Aarhus, Kolding and Allerød. Around 200 participants from various private and public companies,...
Official campaign partner NIRAS is focusing several communication activities on raising awareness of the risks related to dangerous chemicals. During their “Hotspot on chemistry” events they discussed chemical risk assessments and provided participants with tools and methods to prevent accidents and work-related illnesses. Speakers also highlighted the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign, its messages and materials. The events aimed to encourage companies to maintain a high...Lisätietoa
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On World Teachers’ Day on 5 October two new interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools were launched to support education institutions in assessing different occupational safety and health (OSH) risks, including exposure to dangerous substances.
The official campaign partner the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) and the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE), in close collaboration with EU-OSHA, have developed two new OiRA tools that provide support to all staff working in early childhood education and care and secondary education, including newly-trained teachers who are especially vulnerable. The tools guide staff responsible for OSH in educational institutions on how to record the risks and take...Lisätietoa
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European Week for Safety and Health at Work in Spain: 40 opportunities to get to know how to manage dangerous substances at work
In the final stretch of this campaign, the Spanish Network for Safety and Health at Work invites students, workers and employers to participate in the wide program of activities which have been developed to raise awareness on the importance of preventing exposure to hazardous substances at work. Within the framework of the European Week for Safety and Health at Work, more than 40 events take place in 29 Spanish cities, with the aim of promoting measures to prevent workers' exposure to dangerous...Lisätietoa
The winning and commended organisations at the 14 th Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards all went beyond the minimum legal requirements to protect workers by developing innovative and effective practices that are sustainable and transferable...
Simple prevention measures, big impact In Czechia, the pharmaceutical company VAKOS XT, a.s. collaborated on the Detoxikon project to minimise harm to safety personnel (such as police and rescue services) from accidental exposure to psychoactive substances. This involved the implementation of preventive procedures to decontaminate workplaces and vehicles. Training was also introduced to raise awareness of the risks and inform workers (up to 1,000) about how to use personal protective equipment...Lisätietoa
Some groups of workers are more at risk than others when exposed to dangerous substances. This can happen because these workers are inexperienced, uninformed or physically more vulnerable. Other reasons include frequent change of jobs , or working in sectors where awareness is low, or because of greater or different physiological sensitivity. EU-OSHA’s new info sheet on vulnerable workers and dangerous substances can help. It explains employers’ responsibilities, highlights which groups of...Lisätietoa
EU-OSHA and its partners have once again joined forces to organise hundreds of awareness-raising events and activities across Europe between 21 and 25 October. This year’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work continues to support the topic of the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign — managing dangerous substances in the workplace. Help to make Europe’s workplaces safer and healthier by promoting campaign resources , participating in an event near you or using our dangerous substances e-...Lisätietoa
On 12 and 13 November in Bilbao, EU-OSHA and its most active partners and supporters are celebrating the successful closing of the 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces Campaign Manage Dangerous Substances . It is the last time during this campaign for leading European experts and decision makers to share experiences and highlight good practices in promoting the prevention of exposure to and the safe management of dangerous substances. The Summit will also provide an opportunity to celebrate the Healthy...Lisätietoa
On 21 October, EU-OSHA, alongside its partners, sets the wheels in motion for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work to encourage participative and active safety management of dangerous substances. A major milestone of the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign , the week inspires hundreds of events all over Europe, such as film screenings, social media events, conferences, exhibitions, competitions and training sessions. Why don't you find out what is happening near you between 21 and 25...Lisätietoa