On 12th of February EU-OSHA’s Executive Director, Dr Christa Sedlatschek, attends the International Conference Future of work. Challenges and opportunities for occupational health and safety. Dr Sedlatschek takes part in the panel discussion From research to action oriented policies. She will speak about emerging hazards related to chemical substances and how to tackle them and introduce EU-OSHA’s campaign on musculoskeletal disorders (2020 – 22).
This year EU-OSHA presents the Healthy Workplaces Film Award together with the Doclisboa documentary film festival in Lisbon, Portugal. Entries for submission of documentary films are now open.
The Award honours the best documentary on a work-related topic with a €5,000 prize and subtitling in a selection of European languages.
In the last 20 years, the World Cancer Day on 4 February has grown into a powerful movement inspiring organisations, communities and individuals to increase awareness and take action for reducing the global impact of the disease.
Work-related cancer remains the biggest occupational health challenge in Europe. 120,000 cancer cases occur annually because of exposure to carcinogens at work.
Each month, a multilingual compilation of online news about occupational safety and health (OSH) reaches thousands of subscribers across Europe through OSHmail, our e-newsletter.
A warm thank you to all our subscribers for their trust, continuing interest in OSH and motivation to work together with us to promote safer and healthier workplaces in Europe.
If you haven’t had the chance to read OSHmail, have a look at its latest editions.
The Czech pharmaceutical company VAKOS XT, a.s., became one of this year’s Good Practice Awards winners for developing measures to protect police and rescue services personnel from exposure to illegal narcotics.
The ever-changing world of work brings new risks for workers’ safety and health, and we need to communicate and share good practices between companies and Member States reaching out to businesses, hubs and local factories. In a video message to EU-OSHA, the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, acknowledges the Agency’s contribution in empowering companies with online risk assessment tools, and helping the European Commission to anticipate new and emerging risks.
The French road construction and maintenance company Eiffage Infrastructure received a Good Practice Award 2018-19 for developing a system that removes completely the risks of workers and the environment exposed to hazardous solvents.
Croatia is promoting ‘a strong Europe in a world of challenges’ during its Presidency of the Council of the EU, beginning on 1 January 2020.
The Croatian Presidency is committed to strengthening the European Pillar of Social Rights and the benefits it brings to Europe’s citizens in terms of fair working conditions and health care, as well as maximising the opportunities offered by digitalisation for sustainable growth.
What are countries across Europe and beyond doing to tackle work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)? Our 25 new case studies look at various national policy initiatives aimed at MSD prevention and management. They outline what each initiative has achieved, the success factors and challenges, and the potential for transferability to other sectors or countries.
As we get ready to ring in 2020, it’s a moment for reflection: at EU-OSHA, we are looking back on a 25th year filled with awareness raising and research activities – the results of our continuous efforts to help improve working conditions in Europe.
Thanks to our engaged network of national focal points, social partners, campaign partners and other stakeholders, our message promoting a culture of risk prevention has been widely multiplied in 2019.