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The Napo in… dust at work film shows some of the situations at the workplace where workers can be exposed to wood, metal, flour or other types of dust. In line with the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign, this Napo film illustrates the importance of managing the exposure effectively in order to avoid ill health and injuries.
EU-OSHA is now accepting applications for the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards 2018-19.
If you are making real and sustainable improvements to occupational safety and health (OSH) by managing dangerous substances, we want to know about it. The jury will be looking for real-life examples of innovative and effective OSH management and evidence of transferability to other workplaces.
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.
Dangerous substances continue to pose risks to the safety and health of Europe’s workers. Raising awareness of the need to eliminate exposure to these substances — and manage them where that’s not possible — is the focus of the new campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances. The campaign is being launched at a press conference in Brussels on 24 April 2018 at 12.00.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has launched its 2018-19 EU-wide campaign, Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances. The launch marks the start of two years of events and activities aimed at drawing attention to the issue and promoting the best ways of tackling the risks that dangerous substances pose to workers.
EU-OSHA’s updated website section provides essential information on dangerous substances at the workplace. It covers the main legislation, explains its principles and provides tips on how to manage dangerous substances at work.
It also includes sections on carcinogens, biological agents, and emerging risks – and provides many useful links to further information for workers and employers.
Managing dangerous substances in Europe’s workplaces is crucial to protecting workers, businesses and economies. But how can your organisation make a difference at the workplace level? And how will your organisation benefit from becoming a partner of EU-OSHA’s upcoming campaign on dangerous substances?
EU-OSHA along with previous and potential official campaign and media partners answered these questions at its campaign partnership meeting in Brussels on 20 March.
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.
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 OiRA (Online interactive Risk Assessment) case study highlights partnerships, clear communication and incentives as key factors for a successful development and implementation of the tools for the French road transport and restaurant sectors.