A new world-wide initiative in school health and safety promotion was launched for the coming four years at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris: the Global Health & Education UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN Network. This initiative provides a framework for participating universities to share their interests with partner organisations and institutions —for example, ENETOSH— in creating a new culture linking health and education.
The final results of EU-OSHA’s foresight project on the increasing digitalisation of work and the associated challenges for occupational safety and health (OSH) are now available in a new report.
he 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).
To tie in with the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign, EU-OSHA has created new infosheets on two important topics in this area.
The report looks at the extent of burnout experienced by workers in the EU, based on national research. As a starting point, the report sets out to consider whether burnout is viewed as a medical or occupational disease. It then examines the work determinants associated with burnout and looks at the effects of burnout.
Safety and health in micro and small enterprises in the EU: Final report from the 3-year SESAME project
This report sets out the findings of the final analysis of the SESAME project, a three-year project researching the state of occupational safety and health in micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Europe. The main aim of the analysis was to find out ‘what works, for whom and in which contexts’.
World Day Against Child Labour 2018 - Towards the urgent elimination of hazardous child labour About 73 million children are in hazardous work – almost half of the 152 million children aged 5 to [...]
107th International Labour Conference: ILO tripartism “a most potent antidote” to negative political trends and discourse
107th International Labour Conference: ILO tripartism “a most potent antidote” to negative political trends and discourse World parliament of labour heads for ground-breaking new standards on violence at work and supports renewed push [...]
New measures needed to protect port workers opening fumigated containers from harm A new study by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has reviewed the risks to workers when [...]
Event Details: 15th March 2018 Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm in Brussels According to recent data from Eurostat (2016) every year more than 3 million EU-28 workers are involved in serious accidents at work, which force them to take at least four days of workplace absence. The European Agency for Safety and Health at work (EU-OSHA) reports that 15% of EU workers have to handle dangerous substances as part of their job, and another 15% report breathing in smoke, fumes, powder or dust at work.
Forced labour - Hundreds of Brazilian workers rescued at least twice from slavery- in past 15 years More than 35,000 people were rescued from slave labour in Brazil over the past 15 years, but over [...]
Bangladesh: Improving safety in the garment industry An ILO programme is helping garment factories in Bangladesh improve safety and minimize the risk of another tragedy like the one that claimed more [...]
State-of-the-art report on reproductive toxicants: Summary available in various languages Reprotoxicants can affect both women's and men's reproductive health. They can also affect foetal and human development and effects include miscarriages, malformations and functional deficits. [...]
31 May 2018: REACH deadline approaching for EU-wide registration of chemicals The REACH Regulation requires companies that manufacture or import chemical substances into the EU to register them with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). If [...]
Key project’s results on OSH and machinery within the construction sector published The EU joint Working safer with construction machines project managed by partners from the construction social dialogue has just published its key results [...]
Eurofound’s report on ageing and sustainable working conditions published Within the context of Eurofound’s concept of ‘sustainable work over the life course’, the Working conditions of workers of different ages report analyses these factors in [...]
Open Round Table on the Future of Work A public Round Table on the Future of Work takes place on 5 February 2018 in the European Commission's Berlaymont building in Brussels. The event is organised [...]
12 June - World Day Against Child Labour The World Day Against Child Labour this year focused on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour.
Violence against women and men in the world of work is an abuse of power that affects the most marginalised workers. Women are disproportionately affected where unequal power relations, low pay, non-standard working conditions and other workplace abuses expose them to violence in the world of work. This report draws on the work of Global Union Federations and 35 national case studies.
"Countries that have good data will be better placed to fulfil their commitment to implement and report on the global plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all under the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," says ILO Director-General on World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28th April 2017.
European Commission: New initiative to improve health and safety of workers The European Commission is taking action to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU with a new initiative.
New technologies such as mobile devices and mobile internet are increasingly challenging the concepts of a fixed workplace and regular working hours. The objective of the conference is to discuss recent scientific contributions on the causes and consequences of this development. The conference takes an interdisciplinary approach and aims to bring together researchers from the fields of economics, management, occupational medicine, psychology, and sociology.
The World Social Security Forum took place in Panama City, Panama, from 14 to 18 November 2016. The Forum is the largest and most important international event for social security and involved more than 1,000 participants, including ministers, administrators, CEOs and senior managers from ISSA member organizations in all world regions.
Despite a continued increase in the female activity rate in Europe during the recent financial crisis and a narrowing of the gender participation gap in most Member States, a significant gender employment gap remains.
The ILO is hosting a new exhibition highlighting the challenges and opportunities that migrant workers and refugees face...
The mission of Alliance 8.7 is to assist all UN member States to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.
The First VISION ZERO Europe Conference on 7 - 9 September 2016 is a new approach to strengthen Safety & Health at Work in Mining, Quarries, Aggregates & Cement Industries.
ILO: Ending child labour in supply chains is everyone's Business, ILO says.
The use of letterbox-type companies by employers to circumvent and avoid labour law, Collective Labour Agreements (CLAs), social security contributions and corporate taxes is currently undermining the European Social Model and public finances.
The World Social Security Forum "Transforming lives. Shaping societies" starts 14 – 18 November 2016 in Panama City, Panama.
Global prevention fund aims to strengthen occupational safety and health in producing countries such as Myanmar.
Diversity is good for business - Promoting diversity is an added value for companies and Society.
KAN position paper on artificial, biologically effective lighting is now available in English.
What do Europeans do at work? A task-based analysis: European Jobs Monitor 2016.
Road Safety: Norwegian study confirms ‘safety in numbers’ effect of increased cycling.