On 16 October in Brussels, EU-OSHA hosts a conference on occupational safety and health (OSH) in micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Europe. The event has a particular focus on the high-risk construction and agriculture sectors involving the main sectoral social partners in the debate.
Some groups of workers are more at risk than others when exposed to dangerous substances. This can happen because these workers are inexperienced, uninformed or physically more vulnerable. Other reasons include frequent change of jobs, or working in sectors where awareness is low, or because of greater or different physiological sensitivity.
Effective communication with its target audiences is key to EU-OSHA’s awareness-raising activities. A pioneering approach to using the Internet and social media has allowed EU-OSHA to develop and disseminate innovative tools and reach the OSH community effectively.
Read our new article to learn more about how EU-OSHA developed its online presence.
International Teacher’s Day on 5th October is not only a time to show gratitude to educators – it is an occasion to reflect on how their status, rights and working conditions can be further improved.
On 12 and 13 November in Bilbao, EU-OSHA and its most active partners and supporters are celebrating the successful closing of the 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces Campaign Manage Dangerous Substances.
It is the last time during this campaign for leading European experts and decision makers to share experiences and highlight good practices in promoting the prevention of exposure to and the safe management of dangerous substances.
On 21 October, EU-OSHA, alongside its partners, sets the wheels in motion for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work to encourage participative and active safety management of dangerous substances.
A major milestone of the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign, the week inspires hundreds of events all over Europe, such as film screenings, social media events, conferences, exhibitions, competitions and training sessions.
Cancer is estimated to be the main cause of work-related death in the EU. A large proportion of cancers may be linked to exposure to carcinogens at work. As a signatory to the Roadmap on Carcinogens, EU-OSHA is committed to raising awareness of these risks.
Diversity of languages plays a significant role in the European cultural space and creates multilingual cooperation throughout the continent. To celebrate linguistic diversity, 26 September is declared as the European Day of Languages.
Napo comes to the aid of workplaces with a new online toolkit to raise awareness of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and to deliver MSD-related advice.
The "Understanding Musculoskeletal Disorders" toolkit makes use of existing Napo films and contains 14 different activities to facilitate group discussions in organisations with their own staff and the workers in their supply chains.