The Basi in dialogue: Safety and Health – profitable for sustainable companies

How valuable are safety and health at work - not only in terms of motivated, healthy employees, but also for the sustainability and competitiveness of companies? What approaches are there, for example, for decision-makers to integrate occupational safety and health into sustainability strategies? What should company stakeholders do? Answers to these questions were offered at the first edition of the new online format "The Basi in Dialog". The recorded event will be available for viewing shortly, and a post-event report and collection of links to the topics addressed will be sent out with the Basi News.

2022-05-02T11:41:54+02:00

Advanced robotics and artificial intelligence for the automation of tasks at work: current status and considerations for OSH

Automation in the workplace is rising. While advances in technologies are opening up new opportunities, they also offer new challenges for the future of occupational safety and health (OSH). As part of its 4-year research programme on digitalisation, EU-OSHA has published an initial report to address types and definitions of artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced robotics for the automation of tasks at work.

2022-04-29T18:41:05+02:00

Musculoskeletal health promotion starts at school

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in children and young people as well as in young workers are worryingly high. Involving schools in occupational safety and health issues can help prevent this. Integrating safety and health in education is essential in developing a culture of prevention for students.

2022-04-29T18:35:34+02:00

Good Practice Awards showcase strong commitment to preventing and managing musculoskeletal disorders

As part of its 15th Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards competition, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) recognises 8 winning and 8 commended examples that successfully tackle musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Companies and organisations from all over Europe are demonstrating the many benefits of a safer and healthier workplace when everyone gets involved.

2022-04-12T19:45:05+02:00

ESENER shows how health and safety is managed in human health and social work

A EU-OSHA policy brief highlights findings and takeaways from a study of OSH-related regulations, policies, strategies, initiatives, actions and programmes for digital platform work. It builds on four case studies, three of which present legislative initiatives in Spain, Italy and France. The fourth explains actions that labour and social security inspectorates can take to manage OSH risks.

2022-03-12T11:18:30+01:00

Teleworking regulations are changing – so what do employers need to know?

Although the rate of telework has been increasing over the past decade, the Covid-19 pandemic instigated an unprecedented shift towards working from home. As a result, countries urgently needed to reassess legislation concerning teleworking to protect workers from new and emerging ergonomic risks to workers’ health. At the heart of the European approach to teleworking is the EU Framework Agreement on Telework, an autonomous agreement between social partners formulated in 2002.

2022-03-12T11:08:55+01:00

Digital platform work: EU Member States’ regulations, policies and initiatives

A EU-OSHA policy brief highlights findings and takeaways from a study of OSH-related regulations, policies, strategies, initiatives, actions and programmes for digital platform work. It builds on four case studies, three of which present legislative initiatives in Spain, Italy and France. The fourth explains actions that labour and social security inspectorates can take to manage OSH risks.

2022-03-12T11:00:34+01:00

The concept of job crafting

Scientists look into the concept of job crafting, revealing the findings of two recent academic studies and at some of the positive outcomes for professionals who structure and shape their jobs with purposeful intent.

2021-12-21T19:36:11+01:00

Psychosocial risks and work-related musculoskeletal disorders: exploring the links and prevention strategies

A report explores the connections between psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace using data from the latest European Working Conditions Survey and European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks. It finds that some psychosocial factors — such as working time, job security and support from management — have more of an impact on MSDs than factors related to sociodemographics, country or economic sector.

2021-12-21T19:28:55+01:00
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