European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work
Originally called International Working Women's Day, 8th of March has been celebrated for more than 100 years to recognise the role of women and their contributions to society.
Women make up 45% of the employed population in the European Union. But still too many workplaces are designed with a typical male worker in mind.
A 'gender sensitive' approach to health and safety at work is needed to make the working lives of women healthier, safe and more productive.
In the last months, several new tools have been published in OiRA. This takes the total number of online interactive risk assessment (OiRA) tools available to 15. The new tools cover different sectors including hairdressing, catering and private security. They have been developed in several countries including Belgium, Spain, Lithuania and Greece and by EU social partners.
This is one step forward on the way to putting OiRA at the centre of strategies for risk prevention. Around another 50 more tools are currently under development.
The hairdressing sector in Europe employs more than one million people in some 400,000 hairdressing salons with 350 million potential customers.
A new report describes the risks faced by hairdressers and the protection that is available to them, including a Framework Agreement negotiated at EU level by social partners, which aims to set minimum standards for the approach to safety and health within this sector across Europe.
A conference focusing on occupational safety and health of older workers took place in December in the European Parliament.
The event was organized in the context of a European Parliament`s pilot project, being carried out by EU-OSHA at the request of the European Commission, that aims to improve knowledge of current policies and programmes, stimulate exchange of best practices and further investigate the ways to improve health and safety for older workers.
EU-OSHA’s next Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2014-2015 ‘Managing stress and psychosocial risks at work’ starts in April 2014.
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Meet the ordinary worker who became a movie star.
Napo is the hero of an animated world of work whose silent movies speak to adult and young workers alike.
Find out how managers and workers’ representatives across Europe are managing health and safety risks at their workplaces.
Discover our cost-free web application that allows a growing network of partners to develop tailor-made risk assessment tools for micro and small enterprises.