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23/03/2017
When it comes to healthy workplaces for all ages, one group of workers that can often be forgotten is off-site/mobile workers. They may be working at home, in other people’s homes, or constantly on the move. As a result, this group of workers face...
Workers considered as ‘off-site’ or ‘mobile’ include home/healthcare workers, sales people, cleaners, and even engineers who maintain wind energy turbines in various locations, for example. Each group encounters different occupational safety and health (OSH) challenges that they, and employers, need to be prepared for. To reduce the risk to off-site workers, it’s important that employers undertake risk assessments and necessary adaptations, and ensure that staff have proper equipment. Training...Vedi altro
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23/03/2017
The Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards focus on companies and organisations that are committed to using effective methods to promote sustainable work. Campaign partner SAP has received the award for the initiative ‘Run Your Health’ that empowers employees of all ages to take action for their health. In addition, campaign partner Toyota Material Handling was commended for a physiotherapy programme to prevent strain injuries at work and to deliver measurable change across partner companies...Vedi altro
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22/03/2017
The Healthy Workplaces Campaign partner event and exchange of good practices in occupational safety and health (OSH) takes place in Brussels on 22 and 23 March 2017. The event includes the ceremony of the ‘Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards for official campaign partners’, together with Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility. Delegates are able to attend a variety of workshops on both days. These workshops offer participants the...Vedi altro
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20/03/2017
Official campaign partner, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) , has launched a national campaign in the UK to promote healthy workplaces for all ages.
IOSH, as the world's biggest professional health and safety membership organisation, is the voice of the profession, campaigning on issues that affect millions of working people. It has created a dedicated webpage on their website to share information and resources provided by the campaign, along with their own resources linked to the campaign theme. These include a free guide to the key issues of occupational health provision, information on how to rehabilitate people at work and an...Vedi altro
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14/03/2017
An international conference looking at the challenges of Europe’s ageing workforce takes place on 14 March in Florence, Italy. The event provides a platform to discuss models of integration of older workers necessary to achieve a sustainable working life and an active ageing in good health in today’s rapidly changing, technology-driven world of work. EU-OSHA Director Christa Sedlatschek takes part in the conference with the presentation ‘Toward an active working society: a European global...Vedi altro
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09/03/2017
Europe’s ageing workforce means organisations are becoming increasingly keen to help retain older employees and reduce workplace absences. Ergonomics in the context of work is increasingly being used as a means of improving workplace design and of...
Ergonomics is a scientific discipline that can be applied to occupational safety and health (OSH) to improve the safety, well-being and comfort of workers. The aim is to enhance the safety of systems at work and therefore, more broadly, of society as a whole. Europe’s declining birth rate means organisations need to retain and make the most of its older workers. Ergonomics can help employers across all industries to optimise their working systems to reduce risks, and in turn, reduce absenteeism...Vedi altro
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07/03/2017
CESI's 2016 project on safety and health in public administrations formally closed with the publication of a final study on good practices in the management of new and emerging risks for safety and health in the public sector. It draws on the...
The study assesses the EU’s legislative and policy framework on occupational health and safety, reviews fundamental work-related stress and psychosocial risks, analyses new working patters which contribute to these, and describes good practices on how to tackle new and emerging risks for safety and health at work in four public administrations in Europe: • Spain: ‘Procedure n. 601’ for the determination of a risk assessment methodology, a check-list model for the early recognition of stressors...Vedi altro
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06/03/2017
"Healthy Office" (POL: Zdrowe Biuro) - workshop on ergonomics, organized by Medicover. Workshop dedicated to administrative staff, working every day with computers, who want to change their workplaces into healthier places to work.
As a part of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign in 2016, Medicover organized a workshop called "Healthy Office" (POL: Zdrowe Biuro), dedicated to administrative staff, working every day with computers, who want to change their workplaces into healthier places to work. During the workshop, participants became acquainted with the concept of ergonomics, they were shown new trends in equipping the office and informed about the most common work-related diseases. Medicover experts taught...Vedi altro
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23/02/2017
Identifying potential workplace hazards using risk assessment is the cornerstone of risk prevention and contributes to safer and healthier working lives for all. However, a significant number of organisations still do not do a proper risk assessment...
Luckily, business owners can use online interactive tools to get started. Workplace risk assessment is required by law, yet the process can prove challenging for micro and small companies. This can be due to a lack of resources or adequate know-how to identify risks. In some cases, employers may not even realise there are occupational safety and health (OSH) risks to pay attention to. Small business owners can use the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools to make sure workers are as...Vedi altro
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09/02/2017
On 8 February, EU-OSHA took part in an event in the European Parliament to discuss the importance of active ageing and why it matters to mental health. The event was organised by Mental Health Europe (Official Campaign Partner of the Healthy...

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