- Mar 07, 2014
Have your say!
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is conducting a survey to obtain feedback on its activities and the results achieved. Please help us to do this by completing this short questionnaire, which will take you no more than 15 minutes. The survey is being carried out for EU-OSHA by the UK research institute, the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).
The survey can be completed in all official EU languages as well as Icelandic and Norwegian. Please tell us what you think about our campaigns, publications, website and information dissemination.
- Mar 06, 2014
‘Safer and healthier work at any age’ conference materials available online
A conference focusing on occupational safety and health of older workers took place in December in the European Parliament.
The event was organized in the context of a European Parliament`s pilot project, being carried out by EU-OSHA at the request of the European Commission, that aims to improve knowledge of current policies and programmes, stimulate exchange of best practices and further investigate the ways to improve health and safety for older workers.
Happy International Women’s Day to all working women!
Originally called International Working Women's Day, 8th of March has been celebrated for more than 100 years to recognise the role of women and their contributions to society.
Women make up 45% of the employed population in the European Union. But still too many workplaces are designed with a typical male worker in mind.
A 'gender sensitive' approach to health and safety at work is needed to make the working lives of women healthier, safe and more productive.
EP President visits EU-OSHA
European Parliament President Martin Schulz paid an official visit to the premises of EU-OSHA in Bilbao.
Mr Schulz was welcomed by the Director Christa Sedlatschek, met the agency staff and was able to learn first-hand about the main projects and activities currently developed by EU-OSHA.
Speaking after the visit, Mr Schulz commented: “Europe must be judged not only on its capacity to create new jobs, but also on its capacity to improve the quality, safety and health of the jobs which already exist. The work of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is crucial in this respect. By informing, monitoring and debating health and safety at work, the agency ensures Europe's lead in improving workers' lives and contributing to the economy at large”.
New online risk assessment tools published
In the last months, several new tools have been published in OiRA. This takes the total number of online interactive risk assessment (OiRA) tools available to 15. The new tools cover different sectors including hairdressing, catering and private security. They have been developed in several countries including Belgium, Spain, Lithuania and Greece and by EU social partners.
This is one step forward on the way to putting OiRA at the centre of strategies for risk prevention. Around another 50 more tools are currently under development.
EU-OSHA offers online database of OSH publications
When browsing our website, stop by the publication section to access our collection of information resources on occupational safety and health. We produce various types of publications from factsheets to reports and magazines covering different industry sectors and topics.
All our publications are downloadable free of charge.
Occupational safety and health in the hairdressing sector
The hairdressing sector in Europe employs more than one million people in some 400,000 hairdressing salons with 350 million potential customers.
A new report describes the risks faced by hairdressers and the protection that is available to them, including a Framework Agreement negotiated at EU level by social partners, which aims to set minimum standards for the approach to safety and health within this sector across Europe.
- Mar 05, 2014
Enterprise survey on new and emerging risks (ESENER)
ESENER examines how health and safety is managed in practice in European workplaces. The survey includes a focus on management of psychosocial risks, on the drivers and barriers to action and on how workers are involved in the management of health and safety at work.
- Mar 01, 2014
Positive psychology at work - towards flourishing workplaces
NIVA - The Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health
European Congress of "Work, Well-being and Wealth: Active Ageing at Work"
FIOH - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health + EU-OSHA
PPE.ORG promotes EU-OSHA health and safety leadership resources pack
Leadership plays a key role in influencing the success of health and safety in any organisation, but promoting positive leadership and management can be particularly challenging in SMEs. There are several tools freely available to help address the issues of leadership in occupational safety and health (OSH) - writes PPE.ORG about EU-OSHA resources on leadership and OSH. Read their article.
EU - Call for proposals to support active ageing strategies
The European Commission has launched a Call for proposals to support the development of comprehensive active ageing strategies. Sectors included are Employment, Social Affairs and Public management.
The aim of this call is to provide financial support for Member State national public authorities willing to engage in the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies for active ageing.
- Feb 28, 2014
Strategy Conference "How much policy does standardization need?"
KAN Kommission Arbeitsschutz und Normung
EUROGIP Discussions 2014: encouraging companies to prevent OSH risks – what works?
EUROGIP’s next conference in its ‘Discussions’ series will take place in Paris on 20 March 2014. The main focus will be on exploring successful initiatives, devices and sytems from across Europe that encourage companies to improve health and safety at work and to reduce occupational injuries.
Tell a friend about OSHmail
As a subscriber to OSHmail, the newsletter of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, you appreciate the value of being kept up to date on the latest EU and international developments in occupational safety and health (OSH).
More than 61,000 other subscribers already share your point of view. But you may know colleagues, partners or networking groups who are also interested in safety & health at work. If that’s the case, why not help us make more people aware of OSH in the EU by sending them this message? Click here to tell a friend!
Your OSHmail team
Dangerous substances – meaning any liquid, gas or solid that poses a risk to workers’ health or safety – can be found in nearly all workplaces. Across Europe, millions of workers come into contact with chemical and biological agents that can harm them.
- Feb 25, 2014
- Feb 24, 2014
EU - Adoption of measures to better protect workers from risks linked to exposure to chemicals at the workplace - CLP
The European Commission has welcomed the definitive adoption today by the EU's Council of Ministers of measures to better protect workers from risks linked to exposure to chemicals at the workplace.
The new Directive amends five existing EU health and safety Directives on protection of workers from exposure to harmful chemicals to align them with the latest rules on classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (Regulation (EC) 1272/2008). Member States now have until 1 June 2015 to implement the new Directive in their national legislation.