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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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Just quickly check work emails

10.09.2018

Calling a customer back after work and checking work emails before falling asleep – the smartphone enables us flexibility in our working hours. The customer is happy, the boss appreciates our commitment - but does it pay off? A recent study conducted by the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors raises doubts about this.
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Small Companies, Big Challenges

03.07.2018

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) hosts a high-level conference in Brussels to explore the way forward in improving occupational safety and health (OSH) in Europe’s small businesses. The event builds on the findings of EU-OSHA’s project examining OSH in micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and coincides with the publication of the project’s final analysis Report.
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Study: Many companies are not fit for work 4.0

15.05.2018

Many companies in Germany are ill-equipped to meet the challenges of digitization and demographic change. Around 70 per cent of the companies perceive great job pressure and associated mental stress as problems, which could jeopardize the health and future prospects of their employees. Health protection is lacking, among other things.
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