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Good leadership protects Mental Health

Good leadership protects Mental Health The leadership has an enormous impact on the wellbeing and mental health of employees. This is the result of a current study. An interactive eLearning tool for promoting mental health is a new tool provides comprehensible suggestions as to how executives can protect their employees against stress-related psychological strain and how to stay healthy.Good leadership protects Mental Health - Read more

If there is no appreciation, the stress comes

If there is no appreciation, the stress comes Most of the stress in a work day is caused by people themselves. This is the result of a study with 220 participants by InLoox. According to the study, stressful circumstances such as parallel projects or massive e-mail traffic are not the main causes of stress at work. Instead, particularly the lack of appreciation increases the subjective feeling of stress. If there is no appreciation, the stress comes - Read more

Innovation: Sensor Suit for prevention of postural deformity

Innovation: Sensor Suit for prevention of postural deformity Recently, the research department "Cyber-Physical Systems" (CPS) of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) demonstrated how a sensor suit can protect its wearer from physical overexertion in everyday work.Innovation: Sensor Suit for prevention of postural deformity - Read more

Fraunhofer study confirms influence of humidity on health and performance

Fraunhofer study confirms influence of humidity on health and performance In a 2-year study, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO examined the importance and the effect of humidity at the office workplace. The results show that employees in offices with or without humidification suffer in varying degrees from disorders and symptoms of dry air.Fraunhofer study confirms influence of humidity on health and performance - Read more

The 5 biggest mistakes with noise at work

The 5 biggest mistakes with noise at work Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common recognized occupational disease in Germany. Although the EU has established binding limit values for "noise at work", this source of danger is often neglected or the measurements are not carried out professionally. Ralph Schöne from Cirrus Research, is talking about the 5 biggest mistakes with noise at the workplace.The 5 biggest mistakes with noise at work - Read more

Breaks: Good for health, safety and performance

Breaks: Good for health, safety and performance When you keep working for hours and use your lunchtime only to get something done quickly, you are not doing anything good for yourself. Relaxing breaks are not only important for your health, they also preserve your productivity. In addition, they contribute to your safety at work and on the way home.Breaks: Good for health, safety and performance - Read more

OSHwiki– a web platform to connect the occupational safety and health community

OSHwiki– a web platform to connect the occupational safety and health community OSHwiki is the first web platform which allows users to create, collaborate and share knowledge on occupational safety and health (OSH) in all languages. It’s a new way to network online with the OSH community, aiming to support government, industry and employee organisations in ensuring safe and healthy workplaces. OSHwiki– a web platform to connect the occupational safety and health community - Read more

Hazardous substances: European judges strengthen right to information about hazardous substances in articles

Hazardous substances: European judges strengthen right to information about hazardous substances in articles In a landmark decision, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has massively strengthened the right of consumers to obtain information about dangerous substances in products. The court ruled that the obligation on manufacturers to inform their customers and consumers if an article contains more than 0.1 percent by mass of a substance of very high concern (SVHC).Hazardous substances: European judges strengthen right to information about hazardous substances in articles - Read more

Green Jobs: Keeping It Safe While Keeping It Green

Green is commonly associated with things that are good for environment. Now we use "green" to describe products, industries, the economy and even jobs. There is a growing movement to protect the environment. Along with the benefits of "greening the economy" come changes to jobs as well as the creation of new kinds of jobs - and with these changes come new challenges to worker health and safety.Green Jobs: Keeping It Safe While Keeping It Green - Read more

Autonomous Driving Cars: Germans Significantly More Skeptical Than Other Drivers

Autonomous Driving Cars: Germans Significantly More Skeptical Than Other Drivers Germans are noticeably more skeptical than people from other countries when it comes to autonomous self-driving cars. However, Germany is the most optimistic country concerning the gain in safety through automation.This is the outcome of an international Forsa survey on behalf of the expert organization DEKRA. Autonomous Driving Cars: Germans Significantly More Skeptical Than Other Drivers - Read more