News tagged with "Work related diseases + Musculoskeletal disorders"
Cancer is a major cause of work-related deaths in Europe. We need reliable and comparable data on workplace exposure to cancer risk factors in Europe to protect workers and fight work-related cancer.
EU-OSHA is therefore pleased to announce on World Cancer Day that its tripartite Governing Board has given the green light to start work in 2020 on a computer-assisted telephone survey to estimate workers’ exposure to cancer risk factors.
Alert and sentinel systems can offer early warning about new and emerging risks and work-related diseases to occupational safety and health actors and policy-makers. The report analyses in depth a range of successful alert and sentinel approaches both in and outside the EU.
Workers in Europe are more likely to experience negative consequences of psychosocial risks, stress or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) than any other work-related health problem. These issues can have serious consequences for individuals and businesses, often leading to long periods of sick leave.
What difficulties do cancer survivors face when returning to work? What problems can their employers encounter? EU-OSHA’s research aims to answer these questions and establish what needs to be done to ensure a successful return-to-work intervention.
The findings are published during the annual European Week Against Cancer (25-31 May 2018), in the form of a report, a summary and presentations.
Within EU-OSHA’s overview project on work related diseases, the workshop on ‘Alert and sentinel systems for the identification of work-related diseases in the EU’ brought together leading experts and policy makers from across Europe to discuss the existing alert and sentinel approaches described in EU-OSHA’s review. Making use of these to improve sentinel surveillance at both member state and EU level, as well as the importance of cooperating and exchanging data within the EU was highlighted as well.
On 31 May, we join the World Health Organisation in observing the World No Tobacco Day to highlight the harmful effects of tobacco use on health and to promote smoke-free workplaces.
“Tobacco Breaks Hearts” is the campaign theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day. Exposure to tobacco smoke may have destructive impact on both smokers’ and non-smokers’ health as it can cause serious problems such as cardiovascular diseases.