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Skin diseases are one of the most common work-related health problems in Europe. The skin is exposed to many risks in the workplace, from exposure to chemicals to physical and biological factors. Effectively preventing skin disease requires more...
What is the risk and who is at risk? Skin diseases are in the top most prevalent occupational diseases in the EU, accounting for between 10 and 40% of the total [1] . The high incidence is particularly due to the tens of thousands of chemical products in use. These are responsible for 80-90% of skin diseases, but biological and physical agents can also be causative factors. As well as burns and irritation, chemical exposure can result in dermatitis, occupational acne and uptake of chemicals...Žr. daugiau
EU-OSHA presents an interactive infographic created to support the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign. The infographic allows users to discover facts and figures on the risks that dangerous substances pose to workers and the benefits of managing those risks. It’s user-friendly and covers key messages, such as the dangers of carcinogens in the workplace and the risks posed to specific groups of workers. Check out the dangerous substances infographic available in 25 languages...Žr. daugiau
The study, commissioned by EU-OSHA and carried out by the Institute of Occupational Medicine, used new methods to identify the dangerous substances and sectors that pose the greatest risk to workers in the EU. Here we look at the main findings and...
The analysis The study collected data from a number of publicly available sources . Then using the in-depth knowledge and insight from experts in chemical risk assessment and industrial hygiene in the EU, the data were collated and linked, or merged, in several ways to allow further sub-selection and analysis. The most dangerous substances and the sectors at risk Based on the distribution of 319 important dangerous substances, the research identified the top 5 sectors at risk: 1. Trade and...Žr. daugiau
As a promotion to the 2019 Healthy Workplaces Campaign, EFNMS issued a 2019 monthly calendar and distributed in electronic form to all its members throughout Europe.
The EFNMS Health, Safety & Environmental Committee (EHSEC) developed and issued the 2019 monthly desktop Calendar for all its EFNMS members in 26 countries. Each month contains one extract from the Campaign website as a promotion to raise awareness among its members. Its electronic version was distributed via e-mail to all the National Maintenance Society representatives for further distribution. A printed version was also made available for the National Maintenance Societies'...Žr. daugiau
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This publication describes the development of new methods to assess the number of workers exposed to dangerous substances in the EU and the extent of that exposure. The study aimed to identify the substances and sectors that pose the greatest risks to workers, examining the trends over time. The purpose was not only to arrive at an overview of the use of dangerous substances but also to create a methodology that could be used again to monitor future trends and developments. Read the report...Žr. daugiau
As a new year gets underway, now is the ideal time to reach out and engage more people with the campaign in order to raise awareness of the risks related to dangerous substances. Audiovisual material is a great way to get the message out as it can...
Videos help spread the campaign message A good starting point for engaging people with the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign is the campaign video. It gives a visual, user-friendly and comprehensive overview of the topic and information on exposure and how it can be prevented. The video also presents facts and figures and is subtitled in EU languages. There’s also a Napo films section on the campaign website containing the 2018 Napo video ‘ Napo in…dust at work ’, as well...Žr. daugiau
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Following the great success of the Bulgarian review of national companies to demonstrate good practice in dangerous substances management, the "Work and Health" Journal presents its latest issue.
EU-OSHA’s Bulgarian media partner Work and Health (Труд и Здраве) continues with the national review "And in Bulgaria - Business with a European Face," introducing a new good example of occupational safety and health implementation. The publication, highlighting the Healthy Workplaces campaign, dedicates a special thematic section to the European Week for Safety and Health at Work and promotes agency’s news, reports and events. The review of the companies will finish in October with a National...Žr. daugiau
In response to a European Commission consultation, chemical industry groups join forces to support proposed changes to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive and Chemical Agents Directive.
The European Chemical Employers’ Group (ECEG) , IndustriAll European Trade Union , the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) , and Formacare, the formaldehyde sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) signed a joint letter expressing their support for the Commission’s proposal to include Formaldehyde in the third amendment of the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive(CMD) . The proposal sets out binding minimum requirements that protect European workers and at the same...Žr. daugiau
As 2018 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of our highlights from a packed first year of activities within the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign. As a result of the hard work of all our partners, the campaign...
Campaign highlights The campaign officially launched on 24 April at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Marianne Thyssen , Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility confirmed that raising awareness of the risks and taking action to limit workers' exposure to cancer-causing chemicals is a key priority of the European Commission. Since the beginning of the campaign, EU-OSHA has been offering practical tools and publications to help workplaces manage...Žr. daugiau
EU-OSHA’s campaign toolkit has had a revamp! Discover how to plan and run an effective campaign on safety and health at work thanks to updated practical advice and examples, as well as tips and tricks on using communication tools in the most...
Running your own campaign for the first time may sound daunting, but it’s less complicated than you might think. The key is to find the right mix of messages, target audience and good planning. Our campaign toolkit offers practical advice on: using media communication tools effectively running different kinds of events promotional activities advertising campaigns on web/mobile, social media and TV/radio Get your message heard If you have an OSH message that you wish to share, launching a...Žr. daugiau