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08/04/2020

Image by Irén Nemess from Pixabay

Five EU-OSHA discussion papers identify sectors in which workers are at high risk of exposure to biological agents: animal-related occupations; waste management and wastewater treatment; arable farming; jobs involving travel and contact with travellers; and healthcare.

The papers present the findings of a research project carried out to tackle the knowledge gap on biological agents in the workplace and the related health effects. They look at vulnerable groups and emerging risks and provide recommendations for effective prevention.

07/04/2020

source: napofilm.net

In this short clip, our animated friend Napo takes a stand against the Covid-19 pandemic.

His message to the millions of essential workers whose jobs do not allow them to telework is a simple one – wash your hands frequently to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus and help stop the pandemic.

06/04/2020

Source: hsa.ie

Important: Get your workplace ready in case COVID-19 arrives in your community!

This guidance, available in the OSHwiki, is designed to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff in non-healthcare settings on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

It explains how to help prevent the spread of respiratory infections such as COVID-19 and what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in the workplace.

You will also find advice on travel and meetings as well as links to further information and resources.

31/03/2020

Image: napofilm.net

The latest production from the Napo consortium turns the spotlight on working at height.

With plenty of his trademark humour, Napo in… work at height tackles the big issues from risk assessment and training to fall prevention and alternative solutions. The scenes cover a variety of different occupations and workplace situations where the risk of falling from height is an issue.

23/03/2020

Source: ecdc.europa.eu

EU-OSHA’s sister agency, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and is regularly posting updates and resources on its website.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), as well as the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOSH) have also published practical information for workplaces.

Visit the ECDC’s website

20/03/2020

 © EU-OSHA /David Tijero Osorio

The VeSafe e-guide is an interactive one-stop shop for information on vehicle-related risks at work. It covers safe driving, workplace transport and working on or near a road. A joint effort by EU-OSHA and the European Commission, the guide includes many examples of good practice and an overview of relevant regulations. What’s more, it’s free and easy to use, and you can filter the information by risk or vehicle type.

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