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5th EU Health Prize for Journalists: Winners announced

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 11, 2014.

The winners of the 5th EU Health Prize for Journalists were announced by Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg at an award ceremony in Brussels.

EFSA to renew its Scientific Committee and Scientific Panels

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 11, 2014.

On 9 April 2014, the European Food Safety Authority launched a call to renew membership of its Scientific Committee and eight of its ten Scientific Panels. The call is addressed to scientists who wish to be considered for membership of the Scientific Committee and the following Scientific Panels:

UK, TUC: The health and safety of older workers - Guidance

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 11, 2014.

There is a higher proportion of older people in Britain now than at any time in recent history and it is likely to increase. We are also seeing changes in the number of older people in the workplace. This guidance will help workplace representatives accommodate for an aging workforce.

EU-OSHA will be active at the XX World Congress in Frankfurt, Germany this August

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 10, 2014.

EU-OSHA will be very active at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Frankfurt, Germany between 24 and 27 August, 2014. As well as holding its own symposium, EU-OSHA staff will be speakers in a number of other sessions, be on the EU-OSHA stand, and be participating in the International Media Festival for Prevention.

Healthy Workplaces Campaign Partnership meeting: working towards a common goal

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 10, 2014.

European and international organisations and companies gathered on 8 April in Brussels to discuss how to get involved in the 2014-15 Campaign, and effectively manage stress and psychosocial risks in the workplace.

Launching the "Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress" Campaign: Watch the video

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 10, 2014.

See the opening remarks by Christa Sedlatschek, EU-OSHA Director at the official launch of the new Campaign "Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress".

USA, New Topic Page Promotes Healthy Aging

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 07, 2014.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a new topic page that offers a worker-focused perspective on health and safety and chronic disease issues related to aging. This is one of the first NIOSH topic pages to co-align with the existing Total Worker HealthTM webpage.

Follow live the official launch of the Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress Campaign

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 07, 2014.

Warming up the engines: 2014-15 Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress Campaign live at 12:30 #EUmanagestress

EU-First interactive Nano-Platform on „Safe Handling of Nanomaterials“ published

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 05, 2014.

The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) has recently launched the Nano-Platform “Safe handling of Nanomaterials”. 

The Nano-Platform offers up-to-date information on occupational health and safety and novel, interactive E-Learning-Tools, so-called “Nanoramas”. “Nanoramas”, a lexical blend of “Nano” and “Panorama”, are new E-Learning tools in which the user enters a virtual space and moves around in it. By completing the “Nanoramas”, users learn which nanomaterials and nano-products are used in their respective trade. On the other hand, the “Nanoramas” allow users to assess the occupational exposure to nanomaterials and to identify necessary protective measures when handling the materials.

Belgium sets up a register of nanomaterials

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 04, 2014.

On proposal of the Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health Laurette Onkelinx , the Council of Ministers agreed on the Royal Decree on the placing on the market of substances manufactured in the nanoparticle state, to address the  potential impact of a growing number of products containing nanomaterials on public health and the health of workers. Indeed , because of their size, nanomaterials can have specific ( eco) toxicological properties yet little known.

European Neighbourhood Policy Project

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 03, 2014.

Since February 2014, EU-OSHA has been working on a project funded under the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).

The project will run until January 2016 and aims to involve ENP partner countries in the work of the Agency by establishing a single contact point in each country to provide a platform for sharing information with the local safety and health network.

EU - ECHA adopts substance evaluation plan for 2014 - 2016

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 02, 2014.

The Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2014-2016 is available on ECHA website. The update contains 120 substances that will be reviewed by 21 Member States under the substance evaluation process of REACH.

Singapore WSH Conference 2014: “Integrating safety and health: Towards a holistic approach”

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Apr 01, 2014.

A Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Conference will take place on 7 and 8 May 2014 in Singapore and will bring together 700 WSH professionals, business leaders and government officials to learn about latest trends and developments impacting WSH and its practice.

EU - MEPs say yes to safer lorries

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Mar 31, 2014.

The European Parliament's transport committee has voted overwhelmingly in support of proposals to improve the safety of heavy goods vehicles.

E-capacit8 - Training project on health and ageing for occupational health professionals

By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work from News. Published on Mar 25, 2014.

E-capacit8 is co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union. It is concerned with meeting the need for extracurricular training for occupational health professionals (OHPs) on health and ageing.

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