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 …

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 …

Accelerating technological change (GMT 4) — European Environment Agency

Source: Accelerating technological change (GMT 4) — European Environment Agency The pace of technological change, particularly in the fields of information, communication, nano- and bio-technologies, is unprecedented. This provides opportunities to reduce humanity’s impact on the environment and reliance on non-renewable natural Read More …

Challenge of Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies: The changing world of work and OSH – Safety and health at work – EU-OSHA

Source: Challenge of Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies: The changing world of work and OSH – Safety and health at work – EU-OSHA Globalisation, increasing competition, the rapid spread of ICT and the Internet, have had Read More …

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 …

The #nanomaterials´ path is like #asbestos´ way, even in the manners

There is moment in almost any discussion about nanotechnology and safety, in which arises the recurring comparison between nanomaterials and asbestos. It is not about a mere comparison from the point of view of materials science and engineering, of course, but Read More …

To understand the information and communication technologies, a key objective

My last article in the “Healthy Workplaces” site of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is titled Project Safety culture from school”, closing the loop [1] and shows, in the one hand, the overall reach of the project Read More …

Three macro-preventive indicators of #OSH, my last article for CERPiE-UPC

My last post in Prevención Integral -the site by the Specific Research Centre for the Improvement and Innovation at Companies (CERpIE) of the Technical University of Catalunya- is entitled “La #PRL en los próximos años según tres indicios macro-preventivos” (#OSH Read More …

The professional specialization in occupational safety and health in the coming years

This week, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) published a study identifying the “potential topics for EU-OSHA’s next large-scale foresight study” [1]. In practice, the study gathers the emerging trends and areas of future concern in OSH during the Read More …

This week, ORP2014 congress in Zaragoza: a flagged appointment within occupational safety and health

Next May 21, 22 and 23rd -that is, between the day after tomorrow and Friday- will be celebrated the ORP2014 congress, in the Palacio de Congresos de Zaragoza (venue EXPO), under the slogan ”Prevention in the XXI century business: a key Read More …