A new report details the findings of a major project in which the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) brought together experts and policy-makers from across Europe to examine and discuss alert and sentinel approaches for the early detection of new risks and work-related diseases.
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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.
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.
To mark the European Week Against Cancer, 25-31 May 2018, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) publishes recent findings from its project exploring the implications of cancer for workers and workplaces across Europe. The publications identify instruments, practices, policies and interventions that can promote the successful rehabilitation and return to work of cancer survivors.
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.
On #WorldCancerDay, join us in raising awareness of cancer — the leading cause of work-related deaths in the EU – and the importance of its prevention.
EU-OSHA has recently held a seminar on rehabilitation and return to work after cancer. Good policies in this area are vital to help cancer survivors return successfully to work.
MSDs continue to be one of the most prevalent type of work-related health problem in Europe.
Posture-related risks, exposure to repetitive movements or to tiring or painful positions, carrying or moving heavy loads — all of these very common workplace risk factors can cause MSDs. Given how widespread work-related MSDs are, it’s clear that more needs to be done to raise awareness of how they can be prevented.
The campaign takes a comprehensive view of the causes of this persistent problem. It aims to disseminate high-quality information on the subject, encourage an integrated approach to managing the problem, and offer practical tools and solutions that can help at workplace level.