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Managing musculoskeletal disorders in a diverse workforce- language versions available

Europe's workforce is increasingly diverse. In Commissioner Helena Dalli's words, "Diversity management at the workplace must be one of the main human resources priorities for any employer in Europe." Our Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs): identifying and…

Keeping mechanics safe with OiRA

Auto mechanics and technicians are exposed to multiple risks caused by working in hot and noisy environments, strenuous postures and the use of dangerous machinery, tools and chemicals. Thanks to our Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) national partners…

Preventing musculoskeletal disorders when teleworking infosheet - language versions available

Home-based working has many advantages but it is also associated with an increase in prolonged sitting, social isolation from colleagues, and difficulty in disconnecting. This info sheet explains why working from home can have a negative impact on teleworkers…

Managing occupational safety and health in a warmer planet

2021 had Europe’s warmest summer on record, according to the European State of the Climate 2021 by Copernicus Climate Change Service. Summer 2022 has not even started, and the heat forecast gets close to 40 °C in France and exceeds 45 °C in Spain. Europe is…

Healthy Workplaces Campaign 20-22 reaches the Berlaymont

Following the "Exchange of good practices in occupational safety and health (OSH)" taking place in Brussels this week, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is holding an exhibition stand focused on the "Healthy Workplaces Lighten the…

Occupational safety and health becomes one of ILO's Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

The International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a new resolution to include occupational safety and health (OSH) as one of their Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work during the 110th International Labour Conference (ILC). Until now, there were four…

Presenting four new OiRA tools for the social care and early education sectors in Portugal

The Portuguese Authority for Working Conditions has collaborated with its social partners to produce four new OiRA risk assessment and management tools for the social care and early education sectors.  On 15 June, a webinar brings together a wide range of…

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: In-house transport and handling

Deliveries, transferring goods, dispatching or storage are part of the processes at many workplaces. In addition, the logistics sector covers a wide range of activities such as container reception, transport and logistic centres. Recognising and assessing the…

Call for experts: WHO Technical Advisory Group on Occupational Burden of Disease Estimation

The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an Advisory Group of individual experts, called the WHO Technical Advisory Group on Occupational Burden of Disease Estimation, to support the production, publication and dissemination of its estimates of…

Comparative study on safety and health at work in the personal and household services sector

How is occupational safety and health at work in the Personal and Household Services (PHS) sector regulated in the EU? What was the situation of PHS workers regarding safety and health at work during the COVID pandemic? The Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic of…