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Portugal – Non-stop OSH week to address new ways of working and the associated risks

New and unique risks to occupational safety and health (OSH) are constantly emerging and the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the working environment for many workers. But what are the new OSH risks related to this change?

Organised by the Portuguese focal point together with the Portuguese Presidency of the EU, the non stop OSH week features 3 webinars (available in Portuguese and English) where OSH in the context of Covid-19 is debated and the risks are addressed and tackled.

The first webinar on 19 April introduces to topic of new ways of working and OSH and features presentations on OSH initiatives taken in Slovenia, real-time occupational health surveillance, and a case study on working during the pandemic.

The second webinar on 21 April looks at the pshycosocial risks related to teleworking, specifically how to spot the risks, how to prevent and manage them, and the right to disconnect.

The final webinar on 23 April tackles the issue of musculoskeletal risks related to teleworking. Presentations highlight good practices for preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) while teleworking, introduce the challenges for labour inspectors, and present results from the ‘Life with Covid-19’ survey.

Speakers:

  • Maria Fernanda Campos, Inspector General at the Authority for Working Conditions
  • Cláudia Fernandes, Advanced Specialist in Occupational Health Psychology at CATIM – Technological Center for the Metal Working Industry
  • Emília Telo, Director for the Promotion of Safety and Health at Work at the Authority for Working Conditions
  • Emmanuelle Brun, Senior Project Manager at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
  • Francisco Jesús Alvarez Hidalgo, Policy Officer at the Health and Safety Unit, DG EMPL, European Commission
  • Helena Krippahl, Head of the Regulation of External Bodies Division of the Authority for Working Conditions
  • Ivars Vanadziņš, Director at the Institute of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health – Latvia
  • Júlia Correia, Labor Inspector at the Authority for Working Conditions
  • Lorenzo Munar, Project Manager at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
  • Lúcia Simões Costa, Pro-President at Coimbra Polytechnic Institute
  • Mariana Neto, Physician at the Epidemiology Department of the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge – INSA
  • Maurizio Curtarelli, Project Manager at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
  • Paula Sousa, Head of Division of Promotion and Evaluation of Programmes and Studies at the Authority for Working Conditions
  • Samuel Antunes, Program Director for the Promotion of Mental Health in the Workplace, Portuguese Psychologists Order – OPP
  • Solveiga Eidukynaite, Policy Analyst at the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Directorate Employment, European Commission
  • Teresa Moitinho de Almeida, Senior Expert at the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Directorate Employment, European Commission
  • Teresa Patrone Cotrim, Professor at the Faculty of Human Motricity, University of Lisbon
  • Vladka Komel, Labour Relations and Labour Rights Directorate, Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
19/04/2021 to 23/04/2021
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