News tagged with "Campaign 2018-2019"
On 12 and 13 November in Bilbao, EU-OSHA and its most active partners and supporters are celebrating the successful closing of the 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces Campaign Manage Dangerous Substances.
It is the last time during this campaign for leading European experts and decision makers to share experiences and highlight good practices in promoting the prevention of exposure to and the safe management of dangerous substances.
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.
Raising awareness of the risks workers face and how to prevent them is central to EU-OSHA’s mission. Over the past 25 years, the Agency and its partners have reached out to target audiences through the Healthy Workplaces Campaigns, the European Week for Safety and Health at Work and many other awareness-raising activities.
Napo is the hero in a series of short animated films on important occupational safety and health (OSH) topics, produced by the Napo Consortium. The films are lighthearted but thought provoking and their messages are serious.
Napo and his colleagues communicate in a wordless language. This means that the films can reach out to people of all ages and cultures across Europe and help spread OSH messages.
In its latest episode of Real Economy Euronews explores the dangers of working environments in the European Union, with a focus on occupational cancer. The episode features an interview with EU-OSHA’s Executive Director Dr Christa Sedlatschek and a good practice example from the wood working industry.
Every year, 31 May draws attention to the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure. The World No Tobacco Day aims to discourage the use of tobacco in any form and to call individuals, the public and governments to take action to promote a smoke-free lifestyle.
A publication in 10 languages provides advice on existing practical tools and guidance on dangerous substances in workplaces. It looks at the importance of such resources in limiting workers’ exposure to harmful substances.
EU-OSHA in cooperation with the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig 2019) looks for best films on work-related topics and working conditions that address the human being in a changing world of work. The award in the “Healthy Workplaces” category has been continuously presented since 2009, thus 2019 marks 10 years since its first introduction.
EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign partners and other experts gathered at a 2-day event in Brussels to share knowledge and experiences. In workshops and plenary sessions, participants debated ways of tackling workplace exposure to carcinogens and other dangerous substances. The importance of multidisciplinary efforts in occupational safety and health, effective systems for risk assessment and strong communication at all levels were among the topics covered.
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.
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.
EU-OSHA’s campaign toolkit has had a revamp to mark the 2018-19 campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances. The toolkit, which offers practical advice on running an effective campaign for better safety and health management, is easier to use than ever. It also features many new examples of good practice in campaign activities, from events to social media and advertising.