EU-OSHA is a supporter of the Vision Zero Global Campaign and helping to spread the message that every accident, disease and harm at work is preventable if the right measures are put in place in good time. The Vision Zero approach to prevention integrates the three dimensions of safety, health and well-being at all levels of work. Thanks to its flexibility, Vision Zero is beneficial to any workplace, enterprise or industry in all regions of the world.
Austria’s ‘Green Presidency’ will promote sustainability and focus on three EU-wide areas: security and migration; securing prosperity and competitiveness through digitalisation; and stability in the neighbourhood countries. Also, negotiations on the amendment of the Carcinogens Directive are planned to be completed during its term.
EU-OSHA is delighted to count again on such a high number of official campaign and media partners to join its 2018-19 campaign — Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances.
Their commitment to promoting the proactive management of dangerous substances at European workplaces will be a major building block for the success of the campaign, as it will provide plenty of networking and exchange of workplace good practice opportunities.
A new report details the findings of EU-OSHA’s latest ESENER-2 analysis, looking specifically at psychosocial risks. It reveals that management commitment and employee involvement are key to protecting Europe’s workers from such risks.
However, the national context also matters. A strong economy, good national occupational safety and health initiatives and cultural factors are all associated with higher levels of psychosocial risk management.
The report also considers the practical implications of these findings.
Managing occupational safety and health (OSH) can be a big challenge for micro and small enterprises (MSEs).
What policies, programmes and tools are most effective to improve OSH in MSEs? And how can businesses be helped to make these work in practice?
EU-OSHA, with policy makers and social partners, provides answers at a high-level conference in Brussels, focusing on evidence-based recommendations from the most recent and wide-ranging MSE project reports.
2017 was characterised by EU-OSHA’s constant commitment to improving occupational safety and health (OSH) throughout Europe.
Two new publications from EU-OSHA look at the occupational and safety risks emerging in Europe’s workplaces as a result of the rapid growth of e-retail and the increasing use of performance-enhancing drugs.
E-retail is fast paced and highly competitive, with a focus on efficiency and low costs. With this sector set to grow even more, the publication looks at the implications for worker well-being, highlighting the need for proactive management.
What difficulties do cancer survivors face when returning to work? What problems can their employers encounter? EU-OSHA’s research aims to answer these questions and establish what needs to be done to ensure a successful return-to-work intervention.
The findings are published during the annual European Week Against Cancer (25-31 May 2018), in the form of a report, a summary and presentations.