On 25 May 2016, six organisations, including EU-OSHA, the European Commission and the European social partners signed a Covenant agreeing to participate in a new Roadmap for a scheme to reduce exposures to carcinogens in the workplace. The initiative starts with the Netherlands EU Presidency in 2016 and is supported by the Austrian EU Presidency in 2019.
Looking for practical information and guidance on how to manage age at work? Then you’re in luck. In tandem with its Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, EU-OSHA has released an e-guide on managing safety and health at work for an ageing workforce. Whether you’re an employer, worker, human resources manager or OSH professional, the e-guide has something for you. Simply select your profile and discover more.
The European Commission is proposing changes to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC) to limit exposure to 13 cancer-causing chemicals at the workplace, including 'respirable crystalline silica' (RCS).
Cancer is estimated to account for more than half of work-related deaths in the EU, totalling around 102,000 deaths per year.
Healthy Workplaces hero Napo leads us to a healthy future. In his new film, we see Napo given the power of time travel. With his new power, he explores both the past and the future, uncovering the key elements of healthier and more productive workplaces in the context of an ageing workforce.
This year on 9th of May, we commemorate the 66th anniversary of the 'Schuman declaration' and the historical start of European integration.
As a European Union Agency, EU-OSHA works to improve the lives of citizens by promoting safe and healthy workplaces across Europe. Our new Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign 2016-2017 is now up and running!
We are joining the Europe day celebrations by opening an information tent in Bilbao to spread the campaign message about sustainable work and healthy ageing.
The 59th edition of the DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film takes place this year from October 31st to November 6th.
As every year, EU-OSHA collaborates in this festival presenting the Healthy Workplaces Film Award, a prize that honours the best documentary or animated film on work-related topics with a 5.000€ reward and the production of 1,000 DVDs including subtitles in a selection of European languages.
Psychosocial risks and work-related stress are nowadays acknowledged as global issues affecting all countries, all professions and all workers.
Workplace stress needs to be addressed to protect the health and well-being of workers, as well as the productivity and competitiveness of businesses in Europe and all over the world.
If you are an international or pan-European organisation or company, EU-OSHA invites you to apply to become an official campaign partner of the 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign.
From the wealth of opportunities for networking and good practice exchange to increasing your visibility and gaining recognition for your commitment, there are a multitude of benefits of becoming an official campaign partner.
The European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP) and EU-OSHA have the honour of awarding Professor Karina Nielsen the first Eusebio Rial González Innovation and Practice Award in Occupational Health Psychology. The Award was announced at the EAOHP conference in Athens last week, where Professor Nielsen presented her work as a keynote speaker.
On 15 April 2016 in Brussels, EU-OSHA, together with the European Commission and the Netherlands’ EU Council Presidency, launches its 2016-17 campaign, Healthy Workplaces for All Ages. This new campaign focuses on sustainable work and healthy ageing from the beginning of working life and highlights the importance of risk prevention throughout a person’s career.