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.
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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.
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.
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.
EU-OSHA is delighted to count again on such a high number of official campaign and media partners to join its 2018-19 campaign — Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances.
Their commitment to promoting the proactive management of dangerous substances at European workplaces will be a major building block for the success of the campaign, as it will provide plenty of networking and exchange of workplace good practice opportunities.
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.
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.