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Case studies are real examples which show the steps that have been taken to solve health and safety (OSH) problems. They may also be examples of campaigns or other activities that have taken place to promote OSH and help solve problems at workplaces. Here you will find a database of such examples that EU-OSHA has collected and compiled from the EU Member States and worldwide. They are published to illustrate that action can be taken, and that solutions do exist to many OSH challenges and that these solutions may be transferable to other workplaces.

While the conceptual approach and techniques used may be employed, the solutions illustrated cannot be copied directly from one workplace to another. They have to be fitted into the context of the specific workplace.

Case studies can be searched for in various ways, including by the topic covered, by sector or by country.


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Link icon Reducing the risk of slipping in a food processing plant
May 20, 2009 - Last modified: Aug 28, 2012

Tulip Food manufactures, slices and packs cooked meat products for the major UK supermarkets. Production is organised over two eight-hour shifts between 6am and 10pm, and the night shift is ...

Full case study
http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/TE7809580ENC_good_practice_award
Languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
See also: Accident Prevention | Cleaning workers | Dangerous Substances | Risk assessment
Link icon Maintaining Work Ability for Older Workers - Ikääntyvien tyokyky-ohjelma
Dec 30, 2008 - Last modified: Aug 28, 2012

The FinnAge programme is a national programme which aims to improve the health, wellbeing and work ability of workers over the age of 45. An attempt was also made to improve the quality and ...

http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/305/view
Languages: English
See also: Ageing workers | Cleaning workers | Workplace Health Promotion
Link icon Procurement of cleaning agents - IKA
Dec 23, 2008 - Last modified: Aug 28, 2012

In 1996 a working group appointed by The Association of Public Purchasers in Denmark (IKA) elaborated guidelines used to define requirements in tenders for procurement of cleaning agents. This ...

http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/304
Languages: English
See also: Cleaning workers | Dangerous Substances
Link icon Marketing of car cleaning products - Polytop Autopflege
Dec 22, 2008 - Last modified: Aug 28, 2012

Polytop produces and distributes cleaning agents and products to improve the appearance of used cars. Some of the products contain hazardous substances. Polytop’s customers are car improvers, car ...

http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/304
Languages: English, Greek, Italian, Czech, Estonian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Polish, French, Bulgarian, German, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Slovak, Maltese, Slovenian
See also: Cleaning workers | Dangerous Substances
Link icon Sector initiative for an organic solvent-free printing shop
Dec 12, 2008 - Last modified: Aug 28, 2012

Offset printing shops pose high exposure to volatile organic solvents. Cleaning of offset printing machines from ink requires large amounts of solvents. The printers need to manually clean parts. ...

http://osha.europa.eu/publications/reports/312
Languages: English, Greek, Italian, Czech, Estonian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Polish, French, Bulgarian, German, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Slovak, Maltese, Slovenian
See also: Cleaning workers | Dangerous Substances
Link icon Branch codes for skilled trades
Sep 16, 2008 - Last modified: Aug 28, 2012

The Central Industry Board for Skilled Trades (HBA) is an organisation representing entrepreneurs and employees in the skilled trades. It covers over 30 affiliated trades and a total of around 52 ...

http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/311/view
Languages: English
See also: Cleaning workers | Workplace Health Promotion
Link icon Dry floor cleaning
Jul 01, 2008 - Last modified: Aug 28, 2012

Cleaning floors using mops and water creates a slipping and tripping risk both for the cleaners themselves and for others passing through the area being cleaned. The floor can remain wet and ...

http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/103/
Languages: English
See also: Accident Prevention | Cleaning workers
Link icon Keeping our healthcare workers healthy - Prevention of blood-transmitted infections
May 19, 2008 - Last modified: Aug 28, 2012

In their daily work, nursing and laboratory staff, doctors and cleaners frequently handle sharp and pointed objects such as syringes and scalpels. These could be contaminated with the body fluids ...

Full case study
http://agency.osha.eu.int/publications/reports/105/en/sme.pdf
Languages: English
See also: Cleaning workers | Health Care
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