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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.


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.


World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed on 10 October every year. It draws attention to mental illness and its effects on people's lives, including working lives. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is 'mental health in the workplace'.

25% of European citizens will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime and approximately 10% of long term health problems and disabilities can be linked to mental and emotional disorders, according to the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion.


The Healthy Workplaces Summit, marking the end of the 2016-2017 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, takes place on 21 and 22 November in Bilbao, Spain. Leading European experts and decision makers discuss the results of the 2-year campaign and exchange good practices in promoting healthy ageing at work.

At the same time, EU-OSHA and its partners celebrate two milestones: 20 years of Napo, our cartoon partner in promoting occupational safety and health, and 10 years of EU-OSHA’s campaign partnership scheme.


A new infographic produced within the framework of the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) project is now available in English. The ‘Risk assessment with OiRA in 4 steps’ visual provides an eye-catching description of the 4 steps of the risk assessment process; from preparation, through the identification & evaluation of risks, to setting up an action plan and reporting. A video based on the illustration will also be released later in the year.


The Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC) launches an information and enforcement campaign to promote occupational safety and health (OSH) of temporary agency workers and cross-border workers. Entitled “Safe and healthy work for temporary jobs”, the campaign runs from October 2017 to May 2019.

Employment in temporary work agencies in Europe has increased rapidly during the last decade. Temporary agency workers may be particularly vulnerable, with studies showing they experience a higher incidence of occupational accidents than other groups of employees.


Brief summaries of the main findings of the 3-year project “Safer and healthier work at any age – occupational safety and health in the context of an ageing workforce” are now available in 19 languages.

The info sheets look at the benefits older workers bring to organisations, the added risks women encounter in the workplace, the systems for rehabilitation and return to work in place across Europe.

They also provide an overview of policies and strategies aimed at sustaining Europe’s ageing workforce.