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EU nanomaterials website updated with two searchable databases

The European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials ( EUON ) website has been updated with new information about nanomaterials within the EU regulatory framework, how they are used in different sectors, including food, medicine and environmental...

Napo is back to help protect workers from dangerous substances

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...Per saperne di più

HWC 2018-19 campaign on dangerous substances featured in ECHA interview

Within the framework of the new 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Manage Dangerous Substances’ , an interview with EU-OSHA’s Senior Project Manager Elke Schneider has been conducted by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The interview covers...

New e-tool launched: start assessing and managing the risks of dangerous substances now

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...Per saperne di più

Working time, violence, dangerous substances: Health Services Trade Council discusses employment challenges in healthcare in Europe

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...Per saperne di più

Tackling the less visible risks from dangerous substances

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...Per saperne di più

Napo in…dust at work – let’s manage occupational dust exposure!

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...Per saperne di più

New campaign video available - Dangerous substances are more common than you think

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...Per saperne di più

Help us to protect workers across Europe from exposure to dangerous substances!

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...Per saperne di più
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Malta: Launch of Good Practice Awards

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 MaltaPer saperne di più