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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated annually on 3 December to promote the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities and to take action for their inclusion in all aspects of society and development. This year´s theme…

PsyHealth worXs! Psychosocial Health Prevention and Work standards: course offered by RWTH Aachen University

Did you know that up to 50% of workers in the EU report to suffer from work-related stress? And about 80% of managers are concerned about psychosocial risks in their organisation.  In this online course Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ute Hülsheger and Prof. Dr. rer. soc…

Policy overview report on Surgical smoke – An underestimated health hazard

Surgical smoke occurs during surgery and is produced by the electrosurgical devices used to cut and dissect tissue. It contains a variety of chemical and biological substances, and may also transmit infections, which carry a number of potential risks for those…

Forthcoming courses in occupational safety and health in 2023

Workers in the Cold and  Microbiological Exposures and Risk Evaluations  are two of the various courses in next year's agenda of the Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA). NIVA is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)…

Participatory approach to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders - language versions available

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) remain the most common work-related health problem in the European Union and lead to high costs to enterprises and society. The key to reducing MSDs is the workers themselves who do the tasks and have the detailed…

Greece: hospitality students learn the importance of effective risk assessment with OiRA tools

The Department of Tourism Management of the University of West Attica, in cooperation with the Greek national focal point, provides an online OiRA (Online interactive Risk Assessment) training seminar for students and teaching personnel on 29 November 2022,…

MSDs and psychosocial risk factors. Executive summary and discussion papers language versions available

There is clear evidence that psychosocial risk factors play a causal role in the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace. The executive summary - Musculoskeletal disorders: association with psychosocial risk factors at work - now…

How does workplace digital technology affect management, jobs and OSH?

Data collected by digital devices at the workplace can be used to make increase performance and make workplaces more productive and safe. But similarly, employers might use this data to invade privacy or make unfair decisions affecting their workers. This…

HSE New guidance will help employers support disabled people and those with long-term health conditions thrive at work

There is a difference in employment rates between people with and without disabilities. Many disabled people and people with health conditions who can and want to work are excluded from the workplace. In the framework of the UK Disability History Month 2022,…

Keeping retail workers healthy could not be simpler with OiRA tools

Shop workers are vulnerable at work as they face a number of safety and health risks caused by repetitive motions, reaching, heavy lifting, long periods of standing, slips and trips, and aggression from customers. To help workplaces identify and manage such…