Conferences, summits, national days, theme weeks: an intense period in #OSH events

This week starts an extraordinary period of one and a half month, full of relevant worldwide events in the field of occupational safety and health. October and November gather —year after year— a number of renowned congresses, seminars, campaigns, etcetera, on OSH, Read More …

Forklifts of the future: Sensors & the Factory

Source: Forklifts of the future: Sensors & the Factory | euronews, futuris At a warehouse in Bilbao, in northern Spain, a strange robotic ballet is underway. These automated forklifts weigh eight tonnes each. They transport heavy loads of soda. And they are Read More …

Good #OSH is good for business — EU OSHA

Source: Good OSH is good for business — EU OSHA In tough economic times, it’s important to remember that poor workplace safety and health costs money. What’s more, case studies show that good OSH management in a business is linked to improved Read More …

Tips for your home – EU Climate Action

Source: Tips for your home – EU Climate Action By taking small steps, you can save energy and money while helping to protect the environment. Heating 70% of the energy used by households in the EU is spent on heating homes and Read More …

Healthy Workplaces Summit 2015 — EU-OSHA

Source: Healthy Workplaces Summit 2015 – Managing workplace stress — EU-OSHA Healthy Workplaces Summit 2015 — EU-OSHA The 2015 Healthy Workplaces Summit brings together leading European experts and decision makers. They get together to exchange good practices and explore future strategies for managing Read More …

Workers’ safety and health in green jobs – @EU_OSHA

Source: Workers’ safety and health in green jobs – EU-OSHA The EU is working hard to balance economic growth with the need to protect the environment, and has set itself challenging targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency Read More …

The OSH duties of self-employed workers in UK

Origen: Self-employed workers – HSE In 2011, the Löfstedt Review recommended that those self-employed whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others should be exempt from health and safety law. This recommendation was accepted by Government. So, from 1 Read More …

OSHA Cuts Number of Inspections, Changes Strategy

Source: OSHA Cuts Number of Inspections, Changes Strategy The agency will focus less on the number of inspections it completes and more on completing complex inspections. Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels announced Tuesday that OSHA will change its strategy Read More …

Three tangential aspects of the Volkswagen issue: sustainability reports, the EPA Agency and the value of values

If I´d have to describe briefly the Volkswagen´s manoeuvre regarding its Clean Air Act Violations, it may look like this: Lots of pages were already written on the Volkswagen´s case. One of the quickest and more accurate interpretation of the issue, Read More …

European Commission statement on air pollutant car emissions

Source: Press release – European Commission statement on air pollutant car emissions Brussels, 24 September 2015 European Commission calls for full disclosure, zero tolerance and strict compliance with EU rules on pollutant emissions In the wake of revelations that car manufacturer Read More …

Can nature help reduce the impacts of climate change?

Source: Can nature help reduce the impacts of climate change? — EEA Building and managing a well-planned network of natural areas might provide an effective and, in many cases, cheaper solution for coping with natural disasters such as floods or landslides. Read More …

‘Manifesto’ highlights role and core values of climate knowledge brokers – Stockholm Environment Institute

Source: ‘Manifesto’ highlights role and core values of climate knowledge brokers – Stockholm Environment Institute Written by Anneli Sundin Monday, 21 September 2015 17:13 SEI’s Oxford Centre, developer of weADAPT, endorses vision to raise awareness, provide high-quality and tailored information, Read More …