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EU-OSHA at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Frankfurt

Jul 08, 2014

EU-OSHA is exhibitor and symposium organiser at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Frankfurt from 24 to 28 August.

The Agency presents at a stand in the Exhibition Hall the OSHwiki, which is officially launched in Frankfurt; the 2014-2015 Campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress and the progress achieved within the Online interactive risk assessment (OiRA) project.

EU-OSHA is the organizer of the symposium S17 Prevention of psychosocial risks, where outstanding speakers focus on raising awareness of psychosocial risks and the impact on workers, businesses and governmental systems, as well as promoting organisational solutions and management tools for psychosocial risk factors.

The Agency is also part of the Jury at the International Media festival for Prevention where 290 submissions from 33 countries are set to make 2014 a record-breaking year. A session presenting the story of Napo and his key contribution “Safety with a smile” is included in the Cinema Programme.

Visit us in Frankfurt and check EU-OSHA contribution to the XX OSH World Congress.

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Welcoming the Italian EU Presidency

Jul 03, 2014

From 1 July 2014, Italy holds the European Presidency for six months as the first country of a new troika: Italy, Latvia and Luxembourg. Italy continues the aims of the Greek Presidency and is working to develop long-term future goals for the EU in areas of growth, employment and reform.
Italy’s priorities for further integration and strengthening political union are key in shaping the EU’s future. The Italian Presidency runs until 31 December 2014.

Visit the Italian Presidency website

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Calculating the cost of work-related stress

Jun 30, 2014

Work-related stress is more expensive than you might think.

It doesn’t just cost organisations as a result of absenteeism and reduced productivity. Individuals also bear the costs of health impairment and reduced quality of life. Ultimately, it is national economies and society that pay the price.

A new report by EU-OSHA examines the costs of work-related stress and shows that, contrary to popular belief, it costs far more to ignore stress than to address it.

Download the report: Calculating the cost of work-related stress and psychosocial risks (in English)
Visit our dedicated Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress site

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Working together for success: EU-OSHA’s annual report 2013

Jun 26, 2014

In its latest annual report, EU-OSHA reports on a productive year in which it finalised its strategic programme for the next six years and brought its biggest ever Healthy Workplaces campaign to a close. The main findings of the third European Opinion Poll related to work-related stress and active ageing are illustrated in two infographics.

Read the press release
Read the full report in English
Summary in 25 languages

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In Focus

Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2014-2015

Psychosocial risks can occur in every workplace, and the quality of any workplace is significantly associated with the level of stress experienced by workers.

EP project for older workers

EU Parliament project on health and safety at work of older workers

XX World Congress on OSH

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) will be an exhibitor and symposium organiser at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Frankfurt from 24 to 28 August.

Napo: Safety with a smile

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.

ESENER: European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks

Find out how managers and workers’ representatives across Europe are managing health and safety risks at their workplaces.

OiRA: Online interactive Risk Assessment project

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.