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Musculoskeletal disorders: Early intervention in the workplace

Ven, 06/05/2020 - 08:00
05/06/2020Musculoskeletal disorders: Early intervention in the workplace

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Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most important causes of work absence (50 %), and early retirement in Europe. Nonetheless, the sooner a musculoskeletal problem is managed, the less likely it is that it will lead to long-term work loss...

Preventing exposure to welding fumes in the United Kingdom

Gio, 06/04/2020 - 06:00
04/06/2020Preventing exposure to welding fumes in the United Kingdom

Source: British Occupational Hygiene Society

Good Practice Awards 2018-19: Commended organisation The British Occupational Hygiene Society was commended for developing a simple online tool to help workers select the most effective measures for controlling welding fumes. A panel of experts...

Il nuovo strumento OiRA fornisce assistenza per la valutazione dei rischi legati alla Covid-19 sul luogo di lavoro

Gio, 06/04/2020 - 01:30
04/06/2020Il nuovo strumento OiRA fornisce assistenza per la valutazione dei rischi legati alla Covid-19 sul luogo di lavoro

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Con l’inizio dell’allentamento delle restrizioni legate alla Covid-19 in tutta Europa, molte imprese e organizzazioni stanno pianificando il ritorno in sicurezza al luogo di lavoro. La piattaforma interattiva per la valutazione dei rischi online (OiRA) dell’EU-OSHA ha elaborato uno strumento mirato per agevolare questo processo.

Forthcoming course on new and old maritime industries: Future of occupational health challenges

Mer, 06/03/2020 - 08:00
03/06/2020Forthcoming course on new and old maritime industries: Future of occupational health challenges

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An occupational safety and health (OSH) course organised by the Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA) will review occupational health practice and challenges across the maritime sector. In particular, we will look at...

Low risk companies in Greece trained to work with OiRA

Mer, 06/03/2020 - 01:15
03/06/2020Low risk companies in Greece trained to work with OiRA

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Owners of low risk companies in Greece learn how to use the power of OiRA to improve their risk assessments processes. The seminar that takes place in Athens on 3 June with a repeat session on 17 June, is organised by the Athens Chamber of Commerce...

EU - Wind Harmony project sets OSH recommendations for the wind energy sector

Mar, 06/02/2020 - 08:00
02/06/2020EU - Wind Harmony project sets OSH recommendations for the wind energy sector

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On 10 June, an online workshop of the Wind Harmony study takes place to present final recommendations about health and safety for wind energy at European level. These recommendations are based on expected health and safety improvements, cost...

DPI intelligenti: il futuro della protezione dei lavoratori

Mar, 06/02/2020 - 01:30
02/06/2020DPI intelligenti: il futuro della protezione dei lavoratori

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I dispositivi di protezione individuale (DPI) intelligenti promettono di rendere possibili livelli più elevati di sicurezza e comfort sul luogo di lavoro mediante l’uso di materiali o componenti elettronici avanzati. Tuttavia, vi sono ancora problemi da risolvere prima che possano essere adottati con esito positivo nei luoghi di lavoro europei. Un nuovo documento di discussione esamina le potenzialità e i rischi insiti in tali nuove tecnologie.

Manufacturing company in Slovenia reduces exposure to workers to hazardous substances

Gio, 05/28/2020 - 07:00
28/05/2020Manufacturing company in Slovenia reduces exposure to workers to hazardous substances

Source: Gorenje, d.d.

Good Practice Award commended entry 2018-19 Gorenje, d.d., Velenje, Slovenia, were commended for replacing hazardous substances with less dangerous ones, decreasing the number of chemicals used and reducing exposure in the workplaces. The company...

COVID-19 — can we return to work safely?

Mer, 05/27/2020 - 07:00
27/05/2020COVID-19 — can we return to work safely? The European Parliament magazine has published an article by EU-OSHA Executive Director Christa Sedlatschek about ensuring workers’ safety as COVID-19 lockdown measures start to ease. Under the slogan Healthy Workplaces Stop the Pandemic , EU-OSHA...

OSHWiki article in the spotlight: Musculoskeletal lower limb disorders

Mar, 05/26/2020 - 08:00
26/05/2020OSHWiki article in the spotlight: Musculoskeletal lower limb disorders

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Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) represent a substantial economic burden to society and are one of the major causes of health-related productivity loss in Europe. Now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many teleworkers are exposed to one of...

EU Commission launches a new call for expressions of interest for COVID-19

Lun, 05/25/2020 - 11:00
25/05/2020EU Commission launches a new call for expressions of interest for COVID-19

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Horizon 2020 , a research and innovation programme launched by the Commission, has mobilised another €122 million for urgently needed research into the coronavirus. The new call for expressions of interest contributes to the Commission's €1.4...

Esposizione ai fattori di rischio di cancro sul lavoro - una nuova indagine per l’Europa

Lun, 05/25/2020 - 01:30
25/05/2020Esposizione ai fattori di rischio di cancro sul lavoro - una nuova indagine per l’Europa

source: https://www.europeancancerleagues.org/

La settimana europea contro il cancro, che si tiene tra il 25 e il 31 maggio, richiama l’attenzione sulla prevenzione del cancro, l’accesso alle cure e il supporto per i superstiti.

A vacancy for Executive Director now open at EU-OSHA

Mer, 05/20/2020 - 13:45
20/05/2020A vacancy for Executive Director now open at EU-OSHA

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EU-OSHA is looking for a new Executive Director to lead its multidisciplinary team of professionals united in a common mission: to help improve occupational safety and health across Europe for the benefit of businesses, employees and governments...

UK - guidance for the prevention of Legionella risks during the coronavirus outbreak

Mer, 05/20/2020 - 08:00
20/05/2020UK - guidance for the prevention of Legionella risks during the coronavirus outbreak

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The UK Health and safety authority has issued guidance for the prevention of risks when returning to work after lock down measures. When buildings were closed or had reduced occupancy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, water system...

Affrontare i DMS lavoro-correlati mediante strategie, politiche e prassi efficaci

Mer, 05/20/2020 - 01:00
20/05/2020Affrontare i DMS lavoro-correlati mediante strategie, politiche e prassi efficaci

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Cosa funziona davvero per affrontare i disturbi muscoloscheletrici lavoro-correlati? La nostra nuova relazione ravvisa 25 iniziative diverse, dalle campagne di sensibilizzazione, alle ispezioni e alla legislazione, realizzate in 14 paesi, evidenziando cosa può essere fatto per prevenire i DMS, in particolare nelle PMI. Tra tali iniziative, sei sono esaminate in maggior dettaglio, dando un’idea di come le azioni per prevenire i DMS funzionano nella pratica.

Forthcoming course on occupational skin diseases

Mar, 05/19/2020 - 07:45
19/05/2020Forthcoming course on occupational skin diseases

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An occupational safety and health (OSH) course organised by the Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA) will provide participants with detailed up-to-date knowledge of practical importance for clinical diagnostics,...

Elimination of risks from respirable crystalline silica dust in Ireland

Ven, 05/15/2020 - 07:00
15/05/2020Elimination of risks from respirable crystalline silica dust in Ireland

Source: BAM Ireland

Good Practice Awards 2018-19: Commended organisation The Irish construction company BAM Ireland was commended for identifying and implementing measures to eliminate risks to construction workers from Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust. Several...

#CedefopPhotoAward 2020 ready for submissions

Gio, 05/14/2020 - 08:00
14/05/2020#CedefopPhotoAward 2020 ready for submissions

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#CedefopPhotoAward 2020 is back for a fifth year to give vocational education and training (VET) learners a chance to share their professional passions related to green or digital skills in a photo story, accompanied by a narrative of up to 100...

Barometro della SSL: uno strumento interattivo per conoscere la situazione della SSL in Europa

Mer, 05/13/2020 - 01:45
13/05/2020Barometro della SSL: uno strumento interattivo per conoscere la situazione della SSL in Europa

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Il barometro della SSL è il primo strumento di visualizzazione dei dati contenente informazioni aggiornate sulla situazione e sulle tendenze della sicurezza e salute sul lavoro (SSL) nei paesi europei.

Lo strumento consta di quattro gruppi di indicatori su una serie di argomenti relativi alla SSL, quali le autorità responsabili della SSL, le strategie nazionali, le condizioni di lavoro e le statistiche sulla SSL. Puoi visualizzare e confrontare i dati, generare grafici e scaricare relazioni su argomenti specifici.

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