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New report on testing and detection of zoonotic influenza virus infections in humans and occupational safety and health measures for those exposed at work

Zoonotic influenza viruses are viruses that can transmit from animals to humans, mainly avian and swine flu, and may cause epidemics or even pandemics, as in the past. Workers are likely to be at the front line of any outbreak where contact with animals cannot…

New global WHO guidelines on mental health at work

WHO’s World mental health report, published in June 2022, showed that approximately one in six working-age adults in the world live with a mental disorder and that work amplifies social issues that negatively affect mental health, including discrimination and…

Occupational Health in Developing Countries: course offered by the University of Bergen

If you are keen to learn how to prevent diseases and injuries caused by working conditions in developing countries, a training provided by the University of Bergen might be for you. This course offers an opportunity to explore the tasks and structure of…

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…

European Week of Sport 2022

The European Week of Sport takes place from 23 to 30 September, with the kick-off day of this year’s campaign, the #BeActive Day, set for Friday, 23 September 2022. Prague will be the host of this eighth edition of the European Week of Sport that promotes more…

New OiRA tools for the floriculture sector presented at Flanders Expo

As part of the Flanders Expo, the Green Fair presents an ideal opportunity to present the new OiRA tools for floriculture developed by our Belgian partners. After an introduction by the deputy in charge of agriculture of East-Flanders, the necessity of a tool…

Protecting delivery workers with OiRA

Delivery services have grown in recent years driven by the booming globalisation of the economy and the emergence of e-commerce and online marketplaces. Delivery workers face many safety and health challenges posed by ergonomic risks while operating vehicles…

A Delegation from the European Parliament Employment and Social Affairs Committee visits EU-OSHA

William Cockburn, Interim Executive Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, welcomes Estrella Durá Ferrandis, Marianne Vind, and Margarita De La Pisa Carrión, MEPs from the Employment and Social Affairs Committee, to the Agency's offices…

Doclisboa reveals films eligible for the Healthy Workplaces Film Award 2022

The 20th edition of Doclisboa has selected the eligible films for the Healthy Workplaces Film Award. For this award provided annually by EU-OSHA, a selection of ten films featuring contemporary portraits of labour will be screened during the festival. The…

The benefits of using OiRA tools demonstrated in training seminar for MSEs

Effective risk assessment is key to developing a safe and healthy workplace; however, micro and small enterprises (MSEs) can face numerous challenges. The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA), together with the Greek national focal point, will…