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...Meer weergeven
A NEW VOLUNTARY ACTION SCHEME ON RAISING AWARENESS AND EXCHANGING GOOD PRACTICES TO DEAL WITH RISKS ARISING FROM OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO CARCINOGENS
On 28 November 2019, several organisations, including the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), extended the EU Roadmap on Carcinogens in Helsinki. The objective of this voluntary action scheme is to raise awareness amongst workers and employers about the risks of exposure to carcinogens. The initiative was first launched in May 2016 in Amsterdam under the Dutch EU Presidency and was then continued under other presidencies. It was first extended by Austria in Vienna and now by Finland in...Meer weergeven
To support the Roadmap on Carcinogens , Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union held a special conference on 27-28 November — ‘Working together to eliminate occupational cancer’. Along with EU-OSHA, participants included experts from the European Commission, social partners and national bodies responsible for occupational safety and health. The purpose? To share knowledge and good practice on reducing exposure to carcinogens at work, and review what the roadmap has achieved...Meer weergeven
On 5 – 8 November, the 36th International Congress for Occupational Safety and Health (A+A) took place in Düsseldorf, Germany. Discussions focused on new products and solutions to work more safely, healthily, efficiently and sustainably.
The 4-day trade fair and congress provided an opportunity to explore diverse occupational safety and health (OSH) topics including personal protection, with more than 2,100 exhibitors from a total of 63 nations, and over 73,000 trade visitors. Speakers, among them Christa Sedlatschek, executive director of EU-OSHA and Dietmar Elsler, EU-OSHA, discussed the future of work, and how to implement effective prevention measures in the industry 4.0. One session was dedicated to hazardous substances,...Meer weergeven
As the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign enters its final stages, we look at some of its highlights and long-term legacy. We also give you a sneak preview of our upcoming campaign on work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs...
Managing dangerous substances doesn’t end here! Since the launch of the campaign in April 2018, national focal points and their networks, official campaign partners and media partners have organised an enormous amount of activities and media actions at national level across Europe. All to raise awareness of how to manage dangerous substances and to help companies protect workers. Some big campaign highlights included 2 highly successful editions of the European Week for Safety and Health at...Meer weergeven
On 4 - 6 November 2019, IMA Europe organised an Occupational Safety and Health Workshop to share knowledge and good practices in dust prevention and control, as well as the management of dangerous substances. The workshop concluded with a site visit...
Official campaign partner IMA Europe organised the 9th edition of their IMA Europe Occupational Safety and Healthy (OSH) Workshop in Lommel, Belgium, hosted by the Sibelco Group, a material solutions company. Participants from 15 IMA member companies and 20 different nationalities, including participants from Australia, USA, South Korea and Russia, attended. The workshop provided training on the IMA Europe Dust Monitoring Programme , a database that gives a complete picture of the exposure...Meer weergeven
Our new comprehensive European overview report and summary look at how MSDs affect the European workforce, society and economy. These publications are part of a large-scale EU-OSHA project aimed at analysing national and European data on MSDs, their impact on health and work, risk factors, and prevention and return-to-work measures. This in-depth analysis points to the need for an integrated approach to preventing work-related MSDs, which affect millions of workers and cost employers billions...Meer weergeven
EU-OSHA and its partners and stakeholders gather in Bilbao for the final milestone of the 2018-19 campaign — Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances . The summit celebrates the achievements of the campaign and gives delegates the opportunity to share experiences and best practice on substitution of dangerous substances, minimising exposure to carcinogens and challenges for effective prevention. The Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards ceremony is a highlight of the event. This year,...Meer weergeven
An awareness-raising campaign for hairdressers has been initiated by the EU-project Ergohair . Through a fun training calendar, the campaign provides practical information for improving the physically demanding and focused working life of...
This edition of the European Week for Safety and Health at Work (21-25 October) saw a wide range of events, from public info points to awareness-raising conferences. EU-OSHA’s network of focal points, campaign partners, workers and employers all...
Leaving a campaign legacy With the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign coming to a close, many focal points used the week to wrap up their own national campaigns, reflect on the successes of the past 2 years, and promote a lasting legacy by encouraging companies to develop a prevention culture. In Greece , the focus was on raising awareness of the negative impact that dangerous substances can have on workers’ quality of life and ability to work. Meanwhile, at a conference in...Meer weergeven