2018-19 @EU_OSHA´s campaign: healthy workplaces manage dangerous substances

12Last month of April was officially launched the new 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces Campaign of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) which, under the slogan “Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances” aims to raise awareness of the risks Read More …

The #BSC60years book: an essential piece in #OSH history

The British Safety Council (est. 1957 by James Tye) is one of the world’s leading Health and Safety organisations (“British Safety Council,” n.d.) Thus, 2017 is the BSC 60th anniversary. A remarkable milestone that is being celebrated with a number of Read More …

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 …

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 …

EPA – Notice to @Volkswagen of #CleanAirAct Violations

Source: 09/18/2015: EPA, California Notify Volkswagen of Clean Air Act Violations Carmaker allegedly used software that circumvents emissions testing for certain air pollutants Release Date: 09/18/2015 Contact Information: press@epa.gov Washington – Today (09/18/2015), EPA is issuing a notice of violation Read More …

Urban systems are relatively resource efficient, but also create multiple exposure patterns — EEA

Origen: 5. Safeguarding people from environmental risks to health — EEA Nearly 73% of the European population lives in cities, and this is projected to reach 82% in 2050 (UN, 2011; 2012b). Urban development in Europe, particularly the increasing trend in Read More …

Spring and Summer Weather Hazards – Heat and humidity – Environment Canada

Origen: Spring and Summer Weather Hazards – Weather and Meteorology – Environment Canada Humidity is the amount of water vapour in the air. In forecasting, relative humidity describes the percentage of moisture in the air in comparison to how much there is Read More …

Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: Prevention through Design

Source: Position Paper 2 Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: Prevention through Design – Safety and health at work – EU-OSHA The EU 2020 strategic goal of sustainable growth means building a resource efficient, sustainable and competitive economy. This includes developing new Read More …

Continued economic growth? (GMT 5) — EEA

Source: Continued economic growth? (GMT 5) — EEA Economic output is projected to treble between 2010 and 2050, although growth is expected to decelerate in many countries as they become more prosperous. Rapid economic growth has brought reductions in global poverty Read More …

@EU_OSHA´s #EUManageStress: Always on-call… hazards for all

“Being always on-call can generate unnecessary stress: see what happens to Napo. Whether still on holiday or getting back to work, remember to disconnect” EU-OSHA Source: EU-OSHA´s Youtube Channel

Europe already has a OSH strategy… really?

Last year around this date, the European Commission released the new and long-awaited OSH strategy. However, both the document itself and some surrounding circumstances raise some questions on the so-called “EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020”. Read More …

Smart City Expo: the cities of sustainability, responsibility, safety and health

This week was held in Barcelona (18-20 November) the Smart City Expo congress, a world leading congress on smart solutions […] for cities, companies and experts [1] In practice, due to the number and features of the solutions shown in the congress, a more Read More …