E-Tools seminar 2022 - Wearable technologies for risk assessment

Topic of this year’s e-tools networking event was the use of digital technology, especially wearables, for Risk Assessment in the context of Occupational Safety and Health. Four speakers were invited to introduce the topic and present examples used...

OSH Pulse - Occupational safety and health in post-pandemic workplaces

In Spring 2022, a representative sample of over 27,000 employed workers was interviewed on the phone across all EU Member States, plus Iceland and Norway.

The survey focuses on the mental and physical health stressors workers are confronted with and the occupational safety and health (OSH) measures implemented in their workplace. More specifically, the survey addresses the following areas:

  • Psychosocial risk factors, stress and mental health
  • Health outcomes
  • OSH preventive measures with a focus on mental health
  • Opinions and experience of OSH in the workplace
  • Digitalisation and use of digital technologies

The findings are presented in an overview report and summary, while 29 country factsheets offer a glimpse into the national results and an infographic gives a quick overview on the main findings.

The survey results support EU-OSHA’s activities on Digitalisation of workPsychosocial risks and stress at work, and Improving compliance with OSH regulations. In-depth analysis of specific topics will yield further interesting findings.

EU-OSHA joins WOS.net 2022

Workingonsafety.net (WOS.net) is an international network of decision-makers, researchers, and occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals supported by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Bringing experts in the prevention of occupational accidents and trauma together, WOS.net aims to build a permanent international network for preventing accidents and trauma at work.

This year, EU-OSHA participates in the programme organising a session on digital work management, with a special focus on trending topics like digital platform work or artificial intelligence and its impact on OSH.

Wos.net takes place from 25 to 28 September 2022 in Algarve (Portugal).

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AI for worker management: risks and opportunities for OSH

The use of artificial intelligence-based worker management (AIWM) systems can help design healthy and safe jobs and workplaces, but it may also bring about risks to workers such as intensification of work, loss of job control and dehumanisation.