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15/12/2017

2018 is coming and with the New Year, the “Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances” campaign is knocking on the door. The campaign is devoted to raising awareness of dangerous substances and promoting a prevention culture in workplaces across Europe.

EU-OSHA will launch this 2018-2019 campaign in spring. We hope that all our campaign partners and stakeholders will support it as powerfully as they advocated the latest one, “Healthy Workplaces for All Ages”.

12/12/2017

The ‘Risk assessment with OiRA in 4 steps’ video produced within the framework of the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) project has been released in English with subtitles. Based on  the ‘Risk assessment with OiRA in 4 steps’ infographic, the video highlights risk assessment as the legal cornerstone of the European approach for accidents, occupational diseases and sickness absence prevention at the workplace.

04/12/2017

Now that the 2016-2017 campaign 'Healthy Workplaces for All Ages' has come to an end, the countdown for the launch of EU-OSHA’s next campaign 'Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances’ in April 2018 has just begun.

The 2018-19 campaign aims at raising awareness of the risks posed by dangerous substances in the workplace and promoting a culture of risk prevention to eliminate or effectively manage these risks. 

Find out more about the new campaign

21/11/2017

The Healthy Workplaces Summit in Bilbao, Spain, concludes EU-OSHA’s 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign.

With record numbers of campaign partners, this campaign has been highly successful.

Leading experts in the occupational safety and health field and political decision makers gather to reflect on the achievements and share good practice, as well as legal and policy solutions identified throughout the 2-year campaign, aimed at tackling the challenges facing the ageing European workforce.

07/11/2017

The rapid growth of the online platform economy is resulting in an increase in non-standard forms of work, such as casual work, on-call work and dependent self-employment. While on-line platforms can increase opportunities to access work; platform work may result in physical and psychosocial occupational safety and health (OSH) risks for workers.

A new report looks at these challenges and examines the policies and regulations in place or being developed — in Member States and at EU level — to address the risks.

02/11/2017

Do you drive for work, or do you manage drivers? In his latest film, Napo deals with some of the safety and health risks facing professional drivers.

The film takes a light-hearted look at topics including maintenance, adverse weather and using alternatives to driving when appropriate. It highlights the importance of good planning and preparation, including safe cargo loading, planning the most efficient route and allowing enough time to safely complete a journey.

23/10/2017

During the European Week for Safety and Health at Work (23 – 27 October 2017) many partners of the ‘Healthy Workplaces for All Ages’ campaign join forces to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing.  Taking into account that workers exit the labour market at the age of 61 on average – much younger than the average official retirement age (65) in the EU, safe and healthy workplaces for people of all ages is vital to sustaining Europe’s workforce. EU-OSHA’s national focal points, official campaign partners and campaign media partners all support the week with many activities.

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