OSH news

We are pleased to announce that EU-OSHA's virtual poster "A Workers' Survey on Exposure to Cancer Risk Factors in Europe" won the OSH World Congress President Award under the topic Innovations in Addressing Longstanding Health and Safety Challenges. This year...

Risk assessment is an essential first step in the prevention of occupational accidents and work-related health problems. To make this process easier, EU-OSHA developed OiRA — an Online Interactive Risk Assessment, which has been already in use since 2010. OiRA...

Health effects of Covid-19 on workers and in particular, Long Covid is the topic of a virtual event taking place on 27 September. EU-OSHA national focal points, EU Commission, institutions and social partner representatives gather online to discuss the impact...

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are highly prevalent among the social care workforce in Europe, with nearly half of workers reporting suffering from backache or upper limb disorders.

National OiRA partners from all over Europe are constantly working on developing tools and making them known to the companies. Be up-to-date on which tools are soon to come! The recently published Power Point Presentation gives an overview of number of tools...

Do you know that the Healthy Workplaces ‘Lighten the Load’ campaign is organised into a set of priority areas? They are promoted through special communication actions and promotion packs along the two full year’s cycle of the campaign. This is a new feature to...

Psychosocial risk factors are a significant cause of ill-health in many workplaces. As well as their adverse effect on mental well-being they can also contribute to the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The global COVID-19 pandemic is believed...

Teachers face psychosocial as well as physical risks, whether at pre-school, primary, secondary or university level. Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools are available to help identify hazards and the most suitable preventive actions whatever the...

Our Lithuanian focal point is organising three seminars on 8, 16 and 22 September to demonstrate how the Online Interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools can help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) assess and manage work-related risks. The seminars take...

Two Heathy Workplaces Film Award screenings are being organised in Austria and Romania in September, both of which focus on key occupational safety and health (OSH) issues for seasonal, temporary and migrant workers. These groups are considered as vulnerable...