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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.
Each year, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and its partners mark the European Week for Safety and Health at Work with awareness-raising events across the EU and beyond. This year’s theme, at the heart of an exciting range of activities from 22 to 26 October, is managing dangerous substances in the workplace.
This year’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign topic: managing dangerous substances in the workplace.
Join the European Week and celebrate with EU-OSHA and its partners by taking part in some of the many events and activities we’re organising!
On 22 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.
What can be done to prevent the harmful effects of carcinogens in the workplace, and what are the emerging issues in this area?
On 24 - 25 September, the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU is hosting a high-level conference, ‘Fight against Occupational Cancer’, in Vienna. A range of speakers and participants, including politicians, social partners and experts in the field explore ways of protecting Europe’s workers from exposure to carcinogens at work.
As part of the 2018-2019 Healthy Workplaces Campaign, EU-OSHA has published two infosheets, each available in several languages.
‘Legislative framework on dangerous substances in workplaces’ offers a clear, practical summary of the relevant EU law in this area.