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EU-OSHA welcomes Commissioner Marianne Thyssen in Bilbao

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 04:30
26/01/2018EU-OSHA welcomes Commissioner Marianne Thyssen in Bilbao On 25 January, EU-OSHA’s staff was pleased to welcome in their headquarters Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility. Ms Thyssen congratulated EU-OSHA on its professional and effective...

Eurofound’s report on ageing and sustainable working conditions published

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:30
25/01/2018Eurofound’s report on ageing and sustainable working conditions published Within the context of Eurofound’s concept of ‘sustainable work over the life course’, the Working conditions of workers of different ages report analyses these factors in depth for the 28 EU Member States using data from the latest European Working...

How can workers’ safety and health be protected in micro and small enterprises? Experts unite to learn from good practice

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 19:45
25/01/2018How can workers’ safety and health be protected in micro and small enterprises? Experts unite to learn from good practice

How to ensure workers’ safety and health in micro and small enterprises (MSEs) is top of the agenda for leading safety and health experts and policy-makers at a seminar hosted by EU-OSHA.

Commissioner Marianne Thyssen discusses, with EU-OSHA’s Governing Board and other relevant stakeholders, the latest findings of the MSE project, now available in two comprehensive reports.

New Commission proposal for a Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 02:45
24/01/2018New Commission proposal for a Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU The proposed Directive aims to improve information on working conditions across the EU. It will complement and modernise the existing obligations when it comes to inform workers about their working conditions by creating new minimum standards to...

Open Round Table on the Future of Work

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:30
23/01/2018Open Round Table on the Future of Work A public Round Table on the Future of Work takes place on 5 February 2018 in the European Commission's Berlaymont building in Brussels. The event is organised by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) and it is a step...

Key project’s results on OSH and machinery within the construction sector published

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:00
19/01/2018Key project’s results on OSH and machinery within the construction sector published The EU joint Working safer with construction machines project managed by partners from the construction social dialogue has just published its key results on how to improve the occupational safety and health (OSH) aspects in the design and use of...

Upcoming seminar on occupational safety and health

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:00
12/01/2018Upcoming seminar on occupational safety and health A seminar ‘Indoor Air Quality and Acute Health Effects in Offices‘ will take place on 21 and 22 March in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is organised by the Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA). The aim is to provide the...

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Easy to use tools for the construction industry

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:00
11/01/2018OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Easy to use tools for the construction industry Dealing with the safety issues of chemicals can be a challenge for the many small businesses involved in the construction sector. WINGIS is a tool developed for companies in the German construction industry to support safe handling of chemicals. It...

Risk assessment tools under peer review

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:00
09/01/2018Risk assessment tools under peer review The Commission organised a peer review meeting for web-based risk assessment tools, to facilitate mutual learning and discuss advantages and challenges of the different approaches. Participants from Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Norway,...

REACH deadline approaching for EU-wide registration of chemicals

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 02:15
08/01/2018REACH deadline approaching for EU-wide registration of chemicals The REACH Regulation requires companies that manufacture or import chemical substances into the EU to register them with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). If your company manufactures or imports chemicals, have a look at the seven steps to take...

State-of-the-art report on reproductive toxicants: Summary available in various languages

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 23:00
05/01/2018State-of-the-art report on reproductive toxicants: Summary available in various languages Reprotoxicants can affect both women's and men's reproductive health. They can also affect foetal and human development and effects include miscarriages, malformations and functional deficits. A summary that presents the current knowledge on...

Bulgaria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 19:00
01/01/2018Bulgaria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU

On 1 January 2018, Bulgaria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from Estonia. The current Presidency trio, which also includes Austria, will continue to implement its joint programme.

During its Presidency, Bulgaria will focus on three key themes: consensus, competitiveness and cohesion.

Learn more about the Bulgarian Presidency

E-tools on dangerous substances: a workshop for experts held by EU-OSHA

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 02:30
21/12/2017E-tools on dangerous substances: a workshop for experts held by EU-OSHA There is a need for high quality and simple tools on management of dangerous substances, which may function as a prevention tool, but also as a vehicle for awareness raising, promotion and education. A group of experts from occupational safety and...

International Migrants Day: moving towards better protection for posted workers in Europe

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 19:45
18/12/2017International Migrants Day: moving towards better protection for posted workers in Europe International Migrants Day is annually observed on 18 December to draw attention to the contribution of migrants worldwide and to raise awareness of their rights and vulnerability. Back to back to the migration issue, the EU is currently working on...

SafeYouth@Work Action Plan promotes OSH of young workers

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 05:30
17/12/2017SafeYouth@Work Action Plan promotes OSH of young workers The SafeYouth@Work Action Plan seeks to further innovate ways to reduce the high incidence rate of injuries to young workers and lay the foundation for a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health (OSH). Statistics show that 18- to 24-...

Early Intervention Toolkit Launched

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 02:30
15/12/2017Early Intervention Toolkit Launched The European Steering Group (ESG) on Sustainable Healthcare has recently launched its Early Intervention Toolkit in the European Parliament, in cooperation with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Tookit was developed...

2018 is here… and it brings a new Healthy Workplaces campaign

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:30
15/12/20172018 is here… and it brings a new Healthy Workplaces campaign

With the New Year, the “Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances” campaign is knocking on the door. The campaign is devoted to raising awareness of dangerous substances and promoting a prevention culture in workplaces across Europe.

EU-OSHA will launch this 2018-2019 campaign in spring. We hope that all our campaign partners and stakeholders will support it as powerfully as they advocated the latest one, “Healthy Workplaces for All Ages”.

Stay updated about the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-19

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Anthropometry

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 02:30
13/12/2017OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Anthropometry Anthropometry is the science of measurement of the human body. It can be applied to occupational safety and health to ensure that workers have sufficient space to perform their tasks, that they can reach necessary equipment, tools and controls, that...

Carry out your own risk assessment: a new OiRA video explains how

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:15
12/12/2017Carry out your own risk assessment: a new OiRA video explains how

The ‘Risk assessment with OiRA in 4 steps’ video produced within the framework of the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) project has been released in English with subtitles. Based on  the ‘Risk assessment with OiRA in 4 steps’ infographic, the video highlights risk assessment as the legal cornerstone of the European approach for accidents, occupational diseases and sickness absence prevention at the workplace.

Healthy Workplaces Summit — conference proceedings and recordings now available

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 19:30
07/12/2017Healthy Workplaces Summit — conference proceedings and recordings now available

EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign reached its final milestone at the summit in Bilbao, Spain. A summary of the conference, recordings of all sessions, presentations, CVs and photos are now available.