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Global movement raises awareness around suicide prevention

Mer, 02/26/2020 - 08:00
26/02/2020Global movement raises awareness around suicide prevention

source: https://www.darknessintolight.ie/

Over 200 000 people in 16 countries took part in the Darkness Into Light movement in 2019, turning it into a global awareness campaign for ending suicide. Each year, the walk provides an opportunity for people to connect with their local community...

OiRA: un costruttore globale di automobili sfrutta la versatilità dello strumento di valutazione dei rischi sul luogo di lavoro

Mer, 02/26/2020 - 01:00
26/02/2020OiRA: un costruttore globale di automobili sfrutta la versatilità dello strumento di valutazione dei rischi sul luogo di lavoro

© EU-OSHA / Filip De Smet

Il nostro nuovo studio su un caso reale mostra come un costruttore multinazionale di automobili abbia adattato la piattaforma gratuita per la valutazione interattiva dei rischi online (OiRA) in base alle proprie esigenze. Ne è nata una soluzione altamente personalizzata ed efficiente in termini di costi per la valutazione dei rischi per la sicurezza e la salute sul lavoro, applicabile a livello dell’intera azienda.

Conference on digitalisation looks at safety and health in the new world of work

Lun, 02/24/2020 - 10:00
24/02/2020Conference on digitalisation looks at safety and health in the new world of work

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How do new technologies or new forms of employment affect the safety and health of workers? EU-OSHA’s Executive Director Dr Christa Sedlatschek brings this topic of global importance at the Stay healthy in the new world of work conference on 26...

#EU4FairWork: The first European campaign for declared work

Ven, 02/21/2020 - 08:00
21/02/2020#EU4FairWork: The first European campaign for declared work

©European Platform tackling undeclared work 

Undeclared work puts employees at a multitude of risks. It hampers fair competition and undermines public finances, social protection and wider social cohesion. Now, the first European campaign, EU4FairWork, will be launched by the European...

Good Practice Award for safe handling of asbestos in Germany

Gio, 02/20/2020 - 01:30
20/02/2020Good Practice Award for safe handling of asbestos in Germany

Source: Federal Association of Glazier Trades

The German Federal Association of Glazier Trade won a Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Award for developing safe and economical techniques for handling material containing asbestos.

‘WorkingAge’: enhancing safety and health working conditions for ageing people

Mer, 02/19/2020 - 07:30
19/02/2020‘WorkingAge’: enhancing safety and health working conditions for ageing people

Image by Mustafa Düzenli from Pixabay

By understanding the causes for long-term stress and workload of employees and its impact on sickness and rest periods, WorkingAge (WA) project aims to create a set of rules that enable adaptation of the changing status of the workers aged >50 to...

Wind Harmony: seeking your views on the health and safety issues of the wind energy sector in the EU

Mar, 02/18/2020 - 07:00
18/02/2020Wind Harmony: seeking your views on the health and safety issues of the wind energy sector in the EU

 © EU-OSHA /David Tijero Osorio

The Wind Harmony project has just launched an online survey to seek your views on the key health and safety issues currently facing the European wind industry, and potential solutions to those issues. The project seeks to understand where...

Voluntary Agreement and workplace safety by Formacare members: First results now published

Lun, 02/17/2020 - 07:00
17/02/2020Voluntary Agreement and workplace safety by Formacare members: First results now published

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Formacare , the formaldehyde sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), has published the first results of its Voluntary Agreement to protect workers’ health from formaldehyde exposure. The results show that 99.7% of workers are...

European Commission encourages Member States to ratify the violence and harassment convention

Mer, 02/12/2020 - 08:00
12/02/2020European Commission encourages Member States to ratify the violence and harassment convention

 © EU-OSHA /David Tijero Osorio

The European Commission adopted a proposal for a Council Decision allowing Member States to take forward the process of ratifying the Convention on the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work . This is the first international...

OSHwiki: Impact assessment of occupational safety and health policy

Mer, 02/12/2020 - 07:30
12/02/2020OSHwiki: Impact assessment of occupational safety and health policy

© European Union,2017 Source EC-Audiovisual Service, Photo Paulo Nunes Dos Santos

 

Impact assessments allow policy makers to make informed choices on whether or not to implement a policy intervention and select an appropriate policy instrument. An OSHwiki article describes the process, key methodologies and tools used in impact...

La conferenza sul futuro del lavoro si concentra sull’importanza della salute e della sicurezza sul lavoro (SSL)

Mer, 02/12/2020 - 01:45
12/02/2020La conferenza sul futuro del lavoro si concentra sull’importanza della salute e della sicurezza sul lavoro (SSL)

Image by Albert Dezetter from Pixabay

Il 12 febbraio il direttore esecutivo dell’EU-OSHA, dott.ssa Christa Sedlatschek, parteciperà alla conferenza internazionale dal titolo Futuro del lavoro: opportunità e sfide per la salute e la sicurezza sul lavoro.

A decade of cancer research at the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Mar, 02/11/2020 - 08:00
11/02/2020A decade of cancer research at the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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Over the last years, investigators at the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have published over 50 epidemiologic studies on workplace-related cancer. The role of NIOSH in occupational cancer research has helped...

New report focusing on telework and ICT-based mobile work published by Eurofound

Lun, 02/10/2020 - 08:00
10/02/2020New report focusing on telework and ICT-based mobile work published by Eurofound

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Eurofound's new report Telework and ICT-based mobile work: Flexible working in the digital age analyses the employment and working conditions of people with telework and ICT-based mobile work (TICTM) arrangements, focusing on how it affects their...

Lisbon Addictions conference 2019: The use of cognitive enhancers in the workplace and the implications for OSH

Ven, 02/07/2020 - 11:00
07/02/2020Lisbon Addictions conference 2019: The use of cognitive enhancers in the workplace and the implications for OSH

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In the context of an increasingly competitive society and working environment, the use of performance-enhancing drugs is expected to grow in the future while the long-term consequences are still unknown. This scenario was further explored at the...

Invito a presentare candidature al premio cinematografico «Ambienti di lavoro sani e sicuri» 2020

Ven, 02/07/2020 - 01:45
07/02/2020Invito a presentare candidature al premio cinematografico «Ambienti di lavoro sani e sicuri» 2020

 © EU-OSHA / David Tijero Osorio

Quest’anno l’EU-OSHA presenta il Premio cinematografico «Ambienti di lavoro sani e sicuri» insieme al festival del documentario Doclisboa a Lisbona (Portogallo). Le iscrizioni per la presentazione di documentari sono aperte. 

Il miglior documentario su un tema correlato al lavoro riceverà un premio di 5 000 EUR e la sottotitolazione in alcune lingue europee.

Prevention of workplace heat stress in the scope of Horizon 2020 research project

Gio, 02/06/2020 - 08:00
06/02/2020Prevention of workplace heat stress in the scope of Horizon 2020 research project

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An EU funded research programme, Heat-Shield is addressing the negative health and productivity effects caused by working in the heat. The project looks into how heat stress affects workers' health and productivity, the signs and symptoms of heat...

OiRA introduced in the legislation of Croatia

Gio, 02/06/2020 - 01:15
06/02/2020OiRA introduced in the legislation of Croatia

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The use of Online Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools is now embedded in the Croatian legislation , which makes OiRA officially recognised in the country. Croatia is the most recent OiRA partner who joined the community in 2016. Two years later, the...

Osteoporosis and fragility fractures policy toolkit just published

Mer, 02/05/2020 - 10:00
05/02/2020Osteoporosis and fragility fractures policy toolkit just published

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The Health Policy Partnership (HPP) launched a resource for European policymakers: Osteoporosis and fragility fractures: a policy toolkit. It is focused on fracture and falls prevention and underlines that this must include European-level...

Giornata mondiale contro il cancro: determinati a lavorare insieme per luoghi di lavoro senza rischio di cancro

Mar, 02/04/2020 - 01:15
04/02/2020Giornata mondiale contro il cancro: determinati a lavorare insieme per luoghi di lavoro senza rischio di cancro

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

Negli ultimi 20 anni, la Giornata mondiale contro il cancro, celebrata il 4 febbraio, è diventata un potente movimento, che ha ispirato organizzazioni, comunità e individui ad aumentare la consapevolezza e a intraprendere azioni per ridurre l’impatto globale della malattia.

I tumori professionali continuano a essere la principale sfida per la salute sul lavoro in Europa. Ogni anno si registrano 120 000 casi di cancro causati dall’esposizione ad agenti cancerogeni nei luoghi di lavoro.

OSH practitioners invited to a course on substitution of dangerous substances at work

Ven, 01/31/2020 - 07:15
31/01/2020OSH practitioners invited to a course on substitution of dangerous substances at work

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Practitioners from enterprises dealing with chemicals and dangerous substances, labour inspectorates, environmental authorities and academia from different disciplines, are encouraged to enrol in a training organised by NIVA education on Alternative...

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