We’ve given the Napo website a makeover. With a more user-friendly and accessible format, the new website looks great and incorporates interesting additional functionalities. For example, it is now available for mobile devices and tablets, so you can satisfy all of your Napo needs on the go.
Developments in the labour market, together with the arrival of new technologies are affecting where and how we work. Online labour exchange or ‘crowdsourcing’ is increasing ‘relocation’ out of the traditional office. The use of performance-enhancing drugs in the workplace is only likely to increase with an increasingly competitive work environment. And robotics and artificial intelligence are being developed at an increasingly rapid rate.
The Healthy Workplaces Summit 2015 (3–4 November) marked the close of the Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign. The event summary, video recording, photos, speakers’ CVs, PowerPoint presentations and more are available now.
Thanks to all speakers and participants and those who were following us via web streaming and the Twitter hashtag #EUOSHAsummit.
EU-OSHA brings its 2-year ‘Manage Stress’ campaign to a close at the Healthy Workplaces Summit 2015 in Bilbao, Spain on 3-4 November 2015. The programme includes political keynote statements, parallel sessions on good practices for managing stress and psychosocial risks, strategies and programmes and innovative ways for communicating on OSH.
May 2018 is the final deadline under REACH for registering chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU. Companies are also obliged by then to gather all available information about the properties of the substances and to update the safety data sheets. ETUC calls on workers' representatives from companies using chemicals to check that the substances their companies use are being registered by May 2018 and that risk management measures are implemented to ensure the safe use of chemicals.
The international Conference USE 2015 - ‘Understanding Small Enterprises’ took place in Groningen (The Netherlands) from 21st to 23rd October under the main topic of “A healthy working life in a healthy business”.
The European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2015 runs from 19 to 23 October with events taking place across Europe. Work-related stress and psychosocial risks are put under the spotlight, including sexual harassment and third party violence. With the Healthy Workplaces Campaign coming to a close before the end of this year, the European Week is the moment for many countries to wrap up their campaigns, discuss findings, exchange good practice and explore future strategies for managing stress and psychosocial risks in the workplace.
Sexual harassment and violence in the workplace often lead to very serious consequences for the victims. Two infographics show key data on these issues, explaining the concepts and highlighting the need to take these issues very seriously.