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Study Shows Certain Job Factors Relate to Fair or Poor Health

29.07.2019

Occupation, lack of paid sick leave, and multiple psycho-social factors are related to workers’ own perceived low health status, according to a study at the US-American National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). “We believe this is the first study to show an association between jobs and poor health,” said Sara Luckhaupt, M.D., lead author of the study.
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HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

10.07.2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19 as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2017. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal injuries revealed that 147 workers were fatally injured between April 2018 and March 2019.
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Detecting work-related diseases using alert and sentinel systems: new research

04.07.2019

A new report details the findings of a major project in which the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) brought together experts and policy-makers from across Europe to examine and discuss alert and sentinel approaches for the early detection of new risks and work-related diseases.
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Accidents, deaths and health problems at work: the costs for Europe

13.05.2019

Each year, work-related health problems an work-related accidents result in long periods of absence from work, and even death. As a first step towards estimating the Europe-wide costs of work-related health problems, accidents and deaths, EU-OSHA has produced a new report evaluating the quality and comparability of the available data that can be used to determine those costs.
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Ergonomics in office work

06.05.2019

Office work is diverse and although widely regarded as low risk environments, the large (and growing) proportion of employees within the EU who work in office environments means that a significant number of workers are potentially exposed to any risks to their health that might arise.
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Develop a skin protection plan to keep your workers safe

17.04.2019

Skin diseases are one of the most common work-related health problems in Europe. The skin is exposed to many risks in the workplace, from exposure to chemicals to physical and biological factors. Effectively preventing skin disease requires more than just a pair of safety gloves. A proactive approach is needed which combines protective, technical, and organisational measures.
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RECENT OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY DEVELOPMENTS IN EUROPE

01.04.2019

The German Focal Point of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) exchanged views on plans and activities in Germany and Europe at the Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA) [Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health].
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Ergonomics in office work

17.03.2019

Office work is diverse and although widely regarded as low risk environments, the large (and growing) proportion of employees within the EU who work in office environments means that a significant number of workers are potentially exposed to any risks to their health that might arise.
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Working in the digital future — new study anticipates the safety and health risks that lie ahead

14.03.2019

In a new report, EU-OSHA publishes the findings of a major 2-year project to anticipate the effects of digitalisation on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the EU. The final results of this foresight project highlight developments on the nature and organisation of work, and the challenges and opportunities to OSH that they may bring.
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International Healthy Workplaces Film Award winner 2018

26.11.2018

The winner of the award, given to the best film on the subject of work, is Marina by Julia Roesler of Germany. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) supports the Healthy Workplaces Film Award, hosted by the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig). The winning film tells the story of Marina, an isolated Romanian care worker in Germany.
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