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The mobilisation of MSEs becomes an OSH priority in France

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 03:30
24/01/2017The mobilisation of MSEs becomes an OSH priority in FranceThe National Research and Safety Institute (INRS) has developed a methodology based on partnership building and a sectoral approach to mobilise micro and small companies (MSEs). Following an evaluation of the state of play in the field of prevention...

The European Pillar of Social Rights: going forward together

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:30
23/01/2017The European Pillar of Social Rights: going forward together

On 23rd January 2017, the European Commission is holding a conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights which will be an important milestone in wrapping up the public consultation launched in March of last year and defining the future direction of the Pillar.

European Parliament approves recommendations on decent working conditions for all forms of employment

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:15
20/01/2017European Parliament approves recommendations on decent working conditions for all forms of employmentThe European Parliament (EP) calls on the Commission to propose EU-wide rules on decent working conditions to apply to all forms of employment, including new forms, such as on-demand work or work intermediated by digital platforms. Those are...

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Managing psychosocial risks in HORECA

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 01:30
20/01/2017OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Managing psychosocial risks in HORECAThe holiday periods, weekends and evenings are the busiest times for workers in the hotel, restaurant and catering (HORECA) sector. The nature of HORECA work leads to both common and unique psychosocial risks which are examined by Juliet Hassard,...

Safer and healthier work at any age — the results are in!

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:15
20/01/2017Safer and healthier work at any age — the results are in!

What are the safety and health challenges for EU’s ageing workforce? How can we tackle them through policies, programmes and strategies?

To find out, check out the results of EU-OSHA’s project on safer and healthier work at any age.

A brand new OiRA website is up and running

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 03:00
19/01/2017A brand new OiRA website is up and runningThe website of OiRA, the Online interactive Risk Assessment project , has been completely redesigned to deliver the best online experience to the growing OiRA Community and anyone keen on discovering the potential of the platform to facilitate...

Effective age management is key for companies today, Eurofound’s report says

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:15
17/01/2017Effective age management is key for companies today, Eurofound’s report saysMid-career reviews (MCR), where employers organise an assessment of workers in the workplace at a mid-point in their working life, can improve an employee's working life according to Eurofound's new report Changing places: Mid-career review and...

EU - Endocrine disruptors: EFSA and ECHA outline guidance plans

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
13/01/2017EU - Endocrine disruptors: EFSA and ECHA outline guidance plansThe European Chemicals agency (ECHA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have published an outline of the guidance they are developing on how to identify substances with endocrine-disrupting properties in pesticides and biocides. The...

The European Commission launches new initiative to improve health and safety of workers

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:00
10/01/2017The European Commission launches new initiative to improve health and safety of workers

The European Commission is taking action to promote occupational safety and health in the EU.

Building on past efforts, the Commission's new initiative aims to better protect workers against work-related cancer, to help businesses, in particular SME's and micro-enterprises, in their efforts to comply with the existing legislative framework, and to put a bigger focus on results and less on paperwork.

Learn more

Join the “Roadmap on carcinogens” and help prevent exposure to carcinogens at work

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 04:45
10/01/2017Join the “Roadmap on carcinogens” and help prevent exposure to carcinogens at workThe “Roadmap on carcinogens” is a voluntary action scheme developed by key European organisations to raise awareness about the risks arising from exposure to carcinogens in the workplace and exchange good practices. As the Roadmap’s community is...

EU-OSHA offers online database of OSH publications free of charge

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 19:00
10/01/2017EU-OSHA offers online database of OSH publications free of charge

Interested in information resources on occupational safety and health? Our collection of publications ranges from in-depth research reports to topical e-facts, designed for use in the workplace. All are free to download. You can search the library by language, topic or keyword and find a great amount of multilingual publications related to OSH main sectors and themes.

Visit our Publications section now

 

Looking back on a successful start and eventful first year of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign!

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 03:15
05/01/2017Looking back on a successful start and eventful first year of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign!As the first year of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign has just come to a close, we look back on some of the hundreds of events and activities that made 2016 a success. Thanks to efforts of national focal points , 100 official...

Malta takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 19:30
02/01/2017Malta takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EUOn 1 January 2017, Malta adopts the Presidency of the Council of the EU. This marks the beginning of the third and final term of the current Presidency trio, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Malta. At a challenging time for the EU, the Maltese Presidency aims to foster debate with a focus on social inclusion, migration and the single market.  

Announcing our next Healthy Workplaces Campaign

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 19:30
20/12/2016Announcing our next Healthy Workplaces Campaign

Planning for our 2018-19 campaign is already under way. It will focus on dangerous substances in the workplace, a topic of ongoing concern.

The objectives of the campaign are to raise awareness of dangerous substances (including carcinogens), to promote risk assessment and sharing of good practices, to target particularly vulnerable groups of workers and to showcase the legislative framework that protects workers in the EU.

Read more about the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-19

Forthcoming courses in the field of occupational safety and health

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 04:00
19/12/2016Forthcoming courses in the field of occupational safety and healthThe Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA) is organising new courses in 2017. The course on Lean and the Work Environment will take place from 3 rd to 6 th of April 2017 in Copenhagen. It will consist of a mix of...

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Experiences of arrangements for health, safety and welfare in the global container terminal industry

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 01:00
15/12/2016OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Experiences of arrangements for health, safety and welfare in the global container terminal industryHealth and safety arrangements in the container terminal industry have rarely been the subject of a systematic study. A research team from the University of Cardiff in Wales aimed to get a better understanding of this sector by examining 11...

Another campaigning year draws to a close

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 19:30
15/12/2016Another campaigning year draws to a close

As the first year of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2016–17 ends, we would like to thank all our campaign partners and stakeholders for their tremendous support. Their commitment is what makes our campaigns so successful.

We wish you all happy holidays and look forward to another year of working together to ensure that we all age safely and healthily!

Visit the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign website

New study on health, safety and security for mobile workers of mid-size organizations in France

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 05:30
13/12/2016New study on health, safety and security for mobile workers of mid-size organizations in France94% of the mid-size organizations in France consider that prevention of health and travel security risks is strategic, according to a recently published white paper. However only 1 out of 2 organisations has defined a global prevention strategy on...

Managing Europe’s ageing workforce: challenges in facts and figures

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 19:30
13/12/2016Managing Europe’s ageing workforce: challenges in facts and figures

European workers are ageing and efficient age management in the workplace is key to ensure safe and healthy conditions throughout the working life.

As part of the current Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, a handy infographic is now published. It illustrates the landscape of the European ageing workforce and displays the main elements of successful age management. The infographic brings up the need of balancing personal resources and work-related factors, as well as adjusting the work environment to the changing capacities of workers.

OiRA offers Slovenian micro & small companies tailor-made risk assessment

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 19:30
09/12/2016OiRA offers Slovenian micro & small companies tailor-made risk assessment

What do roofers, metalworkers, parquet workers, cooks and electricians in Slovenia have in common? They may now all take advantage of OiRA, the free Online Interactive Risk Assessment which has been successfully tailored for each of these business sectors in Slovenia.

In 2016, 11 new OiRA tools were developed in the country bringing the total number of Slovenian tools to 17.