The congress programme will include a variety of topics dealing with new and emerging technologies, personalized medicine, and epidemiology of exposure to chemicals. Surely climate change and the modifying effects of the arctic environment will have their place in the programme.
Raising awareness of the risks workers face and how to prevent them is central to EU-OSHA’s mission. Over the past 25 years, the Agency and its partners have reached out to target audiences through the Healthy Workplaces Campaigns, the European Week for Safety and Health at Workand many other awareness-raising activities.
In a new report, EU-OSHA details the findings of the second part of its ‘Costs and benefits of occupational safety and health’ project. It describes two approaches to estimating the financial burden of work-related diseases, injuries and death.
Napo is the hero in a series of short animated films on important occupational safety and health (OSH) topics, produced by the Napo Consortium. The films are lighthearted but thought provoking and their messages are serious.
In its recently published study, the European Commission assess a variety of options and generates evidence for a possible amendment of the current legislation, in particular regarding reprotoxic chemicals.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) welcomes the implementation of its Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) project at multinational car manufacturer Daimler. The company’s German Health and Safety department has developed and adapted a workplace risk assessment tool on the basis of OiRA for company specific use.
The guide ‘Buy quiet’ is produced by the NOMAD Task Force, a working group of the European committee ADCO Machinery Directive.
Recent updates by ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety ) on the health effects of LED lights indicate possible harmful implications arising from blue light. Exposure in the evening or at night, particularly through screens, can cause a disruption to sleep and biological rhythm, as well as harm the retina.