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.
Telework looks likely to become a permanent feature of employment for many organisations following the COVID-19 pandemic. But to what extent is this form of work covered by legislation to protect workers? A new report — informed by a survey of EU-OSHA’s national focal points and a literature review — examines how telework is regulated at EU and national levels.
The sudden increase in teleworking from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has put workers at greater risk of musculoskeletal disorders and mental health problems. A new report looks at these risks, the benefits and problems arising from teleworking, and the EU regulations in place to protect workers. It is illustrated with examples from different sectors in several countries of good teleworking practices adopted during the pandemic and highlights the importance of risk assessment.
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) remain the number one work-related health problem and, to support their prevention, EU-OSHA started the 2020-2022 campaign: “Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load” with several Official and Media Partners. Basi, Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health, is the campaign's sole German media partner. Around 60% of all workers with a work-related health problem identify MSDs as their most serious issue, which means that the work on prevention and awareness-raising is far from over.
A large number of excellent proposals for presentations on OSH and prevention have been submitted for the A+A Congress 2021 in Düsseldorf. The Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health (Basi) is very grateful for all proposals and has now started preparing the congress. The online portal for submitting proposals closed on 31 January 2021. However, if you missed the deadline and would still like to present an interesting topic at the A+A Congress, please contact the Basi team directly by calling +49 2241 231 6000 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In a world of work severely affected by the current pandemic, employers and workers have to implement new procedures and practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. Occupational safety and health (OSH) offers practical support for adapting work to the new circumstances, and contributes to suppressing transmission of COVID-19. To help in this process, EU-OSHA has just released a revision of the OSH EU guidance.
Following the postponement of the TOS+H EXPO due to the effects of Coronavirus Covid-19, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and its local partner Tezulaş Fuar are announcing a new date. The fourth edition of the leading trade fair for Turkish Occupational Safety and Health will take place from May 14 to 17 2022.
In Istanbul TOS+H EXPO continues its positive development as the most important regional event for occupational safety and health from 3 to 6 May 2020. Demand for exhibition space is high because safety and health at work are as important as ever for Turkish companies. The trade fair and congress benefit from a strong OSH legislation with far-reaching safety provisions that impact all sectors of Turkish industry, education and the mining sector. This year some 95,000 new jobs are to be created by investment in occupational health and safety by the Ministry for Industry and Technology.
The 36th International Congress for Occupational Safety and Health attracted around 5,000 visitors. International delegations came from Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh, as well as from Eastern Europe. The events at the CCD Congress Centre Düsseldorf were well attended from day one.
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.