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EU OSH Strategic Framework marks first anniversary

Today is a special day for 170 million workers in the EU. It’s the first anniversary of the EU’s new Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work. Launched by the European Commission on 28 June 2021, it sets out the actions needed to protect the health and…

OSHwiki - Long COVID: Challenges for prevention and measures to diminish the effects on OSH

COVID-19 symptoms lasting more than four weeks after the infection is gone are generally called Long Covid. This condition can affect nearly every organ system with very different effects including respiratory, neurocognitive, metabolic, cardiovascular, and…

International Pride Day and how to manage occupational safety and health for LGBTI workers

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) workers in the EU continue facing more psychosocial and organisational risks in the workplace than other groups of workers. LGBTI individuals have acquired more visibility in a number of EU countries in…

Managing musculoskeletal disorders in a diverse workforce- language versions available

Europe's workforce is increasingly diverse. In Commissioner Helena Dalli's words, "Diversity management at the workplace must be one of the main human resources priorities for any employer in Europe." Our Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs): identifying and…

Keeping mechanics safe with OiRA

Auto mechanics and technicians are exposed to multiple risks caused by working in hot and noisy environments, strenuous postures and the use of dangerous machinery, tools and chemicals. Thanks to our Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) national partners…

Preventing musculoskeletal disorders when teleworking infosheet - language versions available

Home-based working has many advantages but it is also associated with an increase in prolonged sitting, social isolation from colleagues, and difficulty in disconnecting. This info sheet explains why working from home can have a negative impact on teleworkers…

Managing occupational safety and health in a warmer planet

2021 had Europe’s warmest summer on record, according to the European State of the Climate 2021 by Copernicus Climate Change Service. Summer 2022 has not even started, and the heat forecast gets close to 40 °C in France and exceeds 45 °C in Spain. Europe is…

Healthy Workplaces Campaign 20-22 reaches the Berlaymont

Following the "Exchange of good practices in occupational safety and health (OSH)" taking place in Brussels this week, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is holding an exhibition stand focused on the "Healthy Workplaces Lighten the…

Occupational safety and health becomes one of ILO's Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

The International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a new resolution to include occupational safety and health (OSH) as one of their Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work during the 110th International Labour Conference (ILC). Until now, there were four…

Presenting four new OiRA tools for the social care and early education sectors in Portugal

The Portuguese Authority for Working Conditions has collaborated with its social partners to produce four new OiRA risk assessment and management tools for the social care and early education sectors.  On 15 June, a webinar brings together a wide range of…