News tagged with "Dangerous substances + Work related diseases"
On 21 October, EU-OSHA, alongside its partners, sets the wheels in motion for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work to encourage participative and active safety management of dangerous substances.
A major milestone of the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign, the week inspires hundreds of events all over Europe, such as film screenings, social media events, conferences, exhibitions, competitions and training sessions.
Cancer is estimated to be the main cause of work-related death in the EU. A large proportion of cancers may be linked to exposure to carcinogens at work. As a signatory to the Roadmap on Carcinogens, EU-OSHA is committed to raising awareness of these risks.
Six organisations are awarded and four are commended in EU-OSHA’s 14th Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards scheme.
The 2018-19 competition highlights good practice in managing dangerous substances, and recognises organisations that take a proactive, participative approach to assessing risks and implementing solutions.
Every organisation — whatever the size or sector — can learn something from the selected examples. Check out our Good Practice Awards booklet to find out more.
EU-OSHA presents an interactive infographic created to support the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign.
The infographic allows users to discover facts and figures on the risks that dangerous substances pose to workers and the benefits of managing those risks. It’s user-friendly and covers key messages, such as the dangers of carcinogens in the workplace and the risks posed to specific groups of workers.
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.
This publication describes the development of new methods to assess the number of workers exposed to dangerous substances in the EU and the extent of that exposure. The study aimed to identify the substances and sectors that pose the greatest risks to workers, examining the trends over time.
The purpose was not only to arrive at an overview of the use of dangerous substances but also to create a methodology that could be used again to monitor future trends and developments.
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.
Do you work with dangerous substances or manage people who do? Do you need more information on how to assess and manage the risks? If so, have a look at EU-OSHA’s comprehensive database on practical tools and guidance on dangerous substances, with links to key resources and audiovisual tools from Member States, EU and beyond. It includes several new case studies created for the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign, which provide real-life examples of good practice in dealing with dangerous substances.