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

Arbeit auf digitalen Plattformen: Vorschriften, Maßnahmen und Initiativen der EU-Mitgliedstaaten

In einem Kurzbericht der Europäischen Agentur für Sicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz am Arbeitsplatz (EU-OSHA) werden die Ergebnisse und Erkenntnisse aus einer Studie über Vorschriften, Maßnahmen, Strategien, Initiativen, Aktionen und Programme rund um das Thema Sicherheit und Gesundheit bei der Arbeit für die digitale plattformbasierte Arbeit vorgestellt. Der Kurzbericht beruht auf vier Fallstudien.

2022-03-12T11:21:24+01:00

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

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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