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This year’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign topic: managing dangerous substances in the workplace . Join the European Week and celebrate with EU-OSHA and its partners by taking part in some of the many events and activities we’re organising! There are all kinds of other ways to get involved: you could find out how to raise awareness using our revamped campaign toolkit , enter your organisation into our Good Practice Awards or look...Skatīt vairāk
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Cancer is the leading cause of work-related death in the EU, responsible for around 80,000 deaths each year. More can, and must, be done to reduce this number. The Roadmap on Carcinogens is aiming to raise awareness of the risks arising from...
Carcinogens cover a range of substances, from solvents to process-generated materials such as the particles found in welding fumes and silica dust. To combat the risks posed by carcinogens, 6 European organisations, including EU-OSHA, signed up to what became known as the Roadmap on Carcinogens in May 2016. Social partners, companies, research organisations and other stakeholders across Europe are all encouraged to participate. Established in 2016 under the Netherlands EU Presidency, a number...Skatīt vairāk
The chemical industry and trade unions agreed on the future framework to further protect EU workers from the risks associated with exposure to substances toxic to reproduction at the workplace. In a joint declaration, the European Trade Union...
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UNA OPORTUNIDAD ÚNICA PARA DESVELAR LA AMENAZA INVISIBLE! LA SEMANA EUROPEA 2018 OFRECE LA OPORTUNIDAD DE PARTICIPAR EN MÚLTIPLES ACTIVIDADES EN TODA ESPAÑA, EN EL MARCO DE LA CAMPAÑA TRABAJOS SALUDABLES: ALERTA FRENTE A SUSTANCIAS PELIGROSAS. Gracias a la Red Española de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo se han programado más de 50 eventos de apoyo a la Campaña "Trabajos saludables: alerta frente a Sustancias peligrosas". Estos eventos son de diferente índole (cursos, conferencias, cinefórum,...Skatīt vairāk
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With the European Week for Safety and Health at Work just around the corner, a new website on safely using silica has been launched in conjunction with the publication of new guidance material for employers on building a successful management system...
Respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust produced during industrial processes is harmful to health, causing silicosis and increasing the risk of lung cancer and other serious diseases among workers.RCS is one of the substances with the highest respiratory health risks to construction workers. EU-OSHA’s official campaign partner IMA-Europe , who manage the secretariat of the European Network on Silica (NEPSI), recently helped launch the Safe Silica website which aims to increase awareness of RCS...Skatīt vairāk
Can the example of how a bigger company manage its chemical products inspire SMEs ? The answer is apparently yes, as a 20 participants had the opportunity to visit the factory of L'Oreal, in Libramont (B), on September 28th, to see how dangerous...
A workshop organised by the Belgian Focal Point of EU-OSHA and the Enterprsie Europe Network- OSH Ambassador, allowed participants of several sectors to understand the new campaign and how it is important to take measures in the framework of dangerous substances. The safety advisers of L'Oréal also explained how they proceed on their side, from the order of a substance until it is added to the production. They showed what concrete solutions they had put in place to prevent risks due to the...Skatīt vairāk
To tie in with the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign, EU-OSHA has created new infosheets on two important topics in this area. Practical tools and guidance on dangerous substances in workplaces looks at the importance of such resources in limiting workers’ exposure to harmful substances. It describes and links to many existing tools from the database that can be used for effective safety and health management. Manufactured nanomaterials in the workplace provides...Skatīt vairāk
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EU-OSHA’s campaign toolkit has had a revamp to mark the 2018-19 campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances . The toolkit, which offers practical advice on running an effective campaign for better safety and health management, is easier to use than ever. It also features many new examples of good practice in campaign activities, from events to social media and advertising. Check out the new-look toolkit Visit the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances websiteSkatīt vairāk
The rapid development of nanotechnologies has brought with it concerns about the potential hazards to human health. Managing the risks associated with nanomaterials in the workplace is fundamentally the same as for other dangerous substances...
What are nanomaterials? Manufactured nanomaterials are structures on a scale comparable to that of atoms and molecules, invisible to the naked eye. Their small size allows for the development of light-weight materials with high strength, high conductivity or high chemical reactivity. Nanotechnologies are often viewed as one of the critical breakthroughs of the 21st Century. Nanomaterials are now used in a wide-range of products and sectors. You may have come into contact with them in your daily...Skatīt vairāk
On 22 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 22 and 26...Skatīt vairāk