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New issue of HesaMag lifts the lid on work-related cancer

11 dec 2018
Cancer kills 1.3m people in the European Union each year, but a staggering 100,000 of these deaths may be caused by workplace carcinogens, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The impact of cancer on workers is the focus of analysis in the latest issue of HesaMag, the ETUI’s magazine on working conditions, health and…

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Work-related cancers costs between 270 and 610 billion a year in the EU-28

11 dec 2018
A recent launched book from the European Trade Union Institute finds that work-related cancers costs between €270 and €610 billion a year in the EU-28. Occupational cancers are the primary cause of work-related deaths in industrialised societies, with more than 100,000 people losing their lives each year through being exposed to carcinogens in their workplace.…

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Collective Bargaining November 2018

11 dec 2018
Find below the highlights of the latest issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level over the last month: 1. Europe - At the Black Friday shopping event, hundreds of Amazon workers in Italy, Germany, Spain, and the UK staged mass walkouts. They protested against poor…

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Women, work and cancer – why is the link not being recognized?

11 dec 2018
Cancer is the leading cause of work-related mortalities in the EU and is responsible for 100,000 unnecessary deaths a year. Yet most research and policy on its causes and prevention still assume that it is mainly men who are affected, even though an increasing proportion of the victims are now women. The need to shift…

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Upcoming training course in occupational safety and health: Workers in the Cold

11 dec 2018
11/12/2018Upcoming training course in occupational safety and health: Workers in the Cold The Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA) will be running a training course focused on challenges for outdoor workers in areas with cold climate. It has a holistic approach from basal physiology to treatment options,...

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Multilingual publications on return-to-work after cancer rehabilitation

10 dec 2018
10/12/2018Multilingual publications on return-to-work after cancer rehabilitation Return-to-work after being diagnosed with cancer carries several occupational safety and health challenges for workers and their employers. In its report, EU-OSHA provides national examples of successful instruments and practices to help reduce the...

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International survey on sexual harassment

10 dec 2018
10/12/2018International survey on sexual harassment The International Arts and Entertainment Alliance (IAEA) and the Sector Division of the International Labour Organization (ILO) are carrying out an online survey about the extent of and responses to sexual harassment in the live performance and...

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Nationaal Preventieakkoord bereikt

07 dec 2018
Beleid en overheidNieuwsartikelDe Nederlandse Vereniging voor Arbeids- en Bedrijfsgeneeskunde ondertekende vorige week het Nationaal Preventieakkoord. Hierin staan de afspraken van meer dan zeventig maatschappelijk instanties en de overheid met het doel om roken, alcoholgebruik en overwicht terug te dringen. De NVAB helpt met maatregelen als vroeg-signalering, voorlichting en een preventief beleid om deze problemen te…

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Working with the robots: identify new OSH risks with the help of scientific researches

07 dec 2018
07/12/2018Working with the robots: identify new OSH risks with the help of scientific researches TNO , the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research, published two reports exploring new risks to occupational safety and health linked to the use of robotics. Given the fact that industrial robots are being increasingly integrated...

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Psychosocial risks, stress and musculoskeletal disorders — a practical guide for small businesses

07 dec 2018
07/12/2018Psychosocial risks, stress and musculoskeletal disorders — a practical guide for small businesses Workers in Europe are more likely to experience negative consequences of psychosocial risks, stress or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) than any other work-related health problem. These issues can have serious consequences for individuals and businesses, often leading to long periods of sick leave.

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