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At the 32nd International Congress on Occupational Health ICOH 2018, which takes place in Dublin from 29 April to 04 May, EU-OSHA’s Director Dr Christa Sedlatschek gives a statement at a high-level session on preventing occupational cancer. EU-OSHA also runs the ‘Roadmap on carcinogens: EU and National Initiatives’ special session, together with the Netherlands Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
A new study by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has reviewed the risks to workers when opening fumigated shipping containers. The study identifies significant gaps in preventive measures and makes recommendations that should be implemented to improve the safety and health of workers.
A new report from EU-OSHA highlights the safety and health risks to workers in ports who come into contact with fumigated shipping containers. A key recommendation is to prioritise risk assessments before containers are opened and to enforce legislation on labelling of containers.
The report reviews the legislation and identifies gaps in the existing knowledge in this area. It also provides practical examples and preventive strategies to improve current practice and workers’ safety and health.
From 17 – 20 October EU-OSHA actively participated in the 35th A+A International Congress and Trade Fair on safety, security and health at work. Sessions covered: