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04/07/2019The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Labour Office (ILO) have developed a proposal for a new occupational safety and health (OSH) indicator for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ), relating to Goal 8: “...
From 1 July until 31 December 2019, Finland holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Working closely with Romania and Croatia, the other members of the current Presidency trio, it seeks to address a competitive and socially inclusive EU, promote action on climate change and protect the security of its citizens.
The Finnish Presidency supports the EU Roadmap on Carcinogens, and it plans to host a conference on preventing work-related cancer in November.
27/06/2019The EU legislative framework sets out directives that address occupational exposure to Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reprotoxic substances - Directive 98/24/EC (Chemical Agents Directive, CAD) and Directive 2004/37/EC (Carcinogens and Mutagens...
Though primarily intended for micro and small enterprises, multinational car manufacturer Daimler has developed and adapted a workplace risk assessment tool for company specific use on the basis of EU-OSHA’s OiRA. The OiRA platform was originally developed to provide EU-OSHA’s national partners (such as Ministries or Labour Inspectorates) with occupational safety and health risk assessment tools that are sector specific and tailored to national contexts.
24/06/2019Occupational noise can have major negative effects on health as it causes hearing damage and deafness, stress, poor productivity, and interferes with communication. A practical guide for buyers of machineries raises awareness of the risks related to...