Hazardous substances

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    Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards: winners announced

    Six organisations have scooped the top prizes in EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 20 September 2019

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    New research centre for occupational health proposed

    Government and employers should fund a new institute to provide leadership in health and safety research, the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) has urged in a report.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 July 2019


    EU-OSHA celebrates 25 years with live streaming panel event

    Today, audiences will be invited to tune in to a unique panel event held by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) for its 25th anniversary in Bilbao.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 05 June 2019

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    Anticipating and preparing for the challenges

    On 5 June, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work celebrates its 25th anniversary. Its executive director, Christa Sedlatschek, talks to Safety Management about her eight years heading the organisation.

    By Iris Cepero on 24 May 2019

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    Protect your staff from the silent killer

    How to remain compliant with the new regulations for workplace gas detection.

    By Alex Turgoose, ARCO on 22 May 2019


    Are you protecting your workers properly from hazardous substances?

    Research reveals 50 per cent of people using respiratory protective equipment may still be breathing in harmful substances

    By Kevin Williams, Arco on 14 May 2019

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    Not a man’s world

    If you look in your purse or wallet, there’s a good chance you will find a picture of Jane Austen – the result of a campaign initiated and led by Caroline Criado-Perez OBE when Elizabeth Fry, the Victorian prison and social campaigner, was replaced by Winston Churchill on the £5 note, leaving only men’s images celebrating achievement.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE, chair of the British Safety Council on 28 March 2019

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    Interactive maps shows where in Europe workplaces are tackling cancer

    European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published an interactive map to help raise awareness of the dangers of carcinogens in the workplace.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 24 January 2019

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    Keep fighting against work-related cancer

    Cancer is the leading cause of work-related death in the European Union.

    By EUOSHA's new campaign is trying to kick occupational cancer for good, by Christa Sedlatschek on 11 December 2018

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    A healthy public cannot abide unhealthy and unsafe workplaces

    Occupational disease is now the ninth leading cause of death in the United States - yet Trump has stated that ‘dust doesn’t kill’ and his administration is busy axing regulations.

    By Adam Finkel, University of Michigan on 30 July 2018