The 2015 European Week for Safety and Health at Work is set to be full of events and activities for you to take part in. Taking place from 19 to 23 October, the week is part of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Manage stress’. Get involved and discover why preventing and managing psychosocial risks is so important for workers and businesses.
The 2015 Healthy Workplaces Summit brings together leading European experts and decision makers. They get together to exchange good practices and explore future strategies for managing stress and psychosocial risks in European enterprises. The event takes place on 3 and 4 November 2015 in Bilbao, Spain and closes the 2-year Healthy Workplaces Campaign on ‘Managing stress and psychosocial risks at work’.
ETUC celebrates its 13th Congress from 29th September to 2nd October in Paris. Around 600 national trade union delegates from 39 European countries, 10 European sectoral trade union federations and special guests from Europe and beyond are attending the meeting.
The European Parliament pilot project on the health and safety of older workers delegated thorough the European Commission to EU-OSHA back in 2013 is reaching its final stages. Project results are being presented by EU-OSHA in a conference in Brussels on 22 September, with a welcome by the MEP Ole Cristensen. OSH experts and representatives from the Commission and EU social partners have the opportunity to debate and validate the results, and provide input into the final analysis to be released by early 2016.
If you are trying to identify funding sources for activities, initiatives or projects related to occupational safety and health (OSH), then look no further than the EU-OSHA funding guide.
Targeting EU-OSHA’s stakeholders, the guide provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of European funding opportunities.
National safety and health legislation in Member States is governed by European legislation. This includes legally binding EU directives, non-binding EU guidelines to facilitate the implementation of directives and EU standards.
Find out more about European and national Safety and health legislation.
Electricity is a familiar and essential part of everyday life, also in the workplace. But electricity can injure or kill workers, and cause damage if it is not handled properly. There are simple precautions that can be taken to significantly reduce the risk of injury when working with or near electricity. “Napo in… Shocking situations” describes common electrical hazards and risks, and provides some preventive and safety tips.
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Find out why and how we run our Healthy Workplaces Campaigns, how you can get involved, and which practical tools and resources are available to download. Or maybe you are interested in knowing how we go about planning our future campaign?