The European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2019

This year EcoOnline became proud partners with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and this week from the 21st to the 25th of October they are launching “The European Week for Safety and Health at Work” which aims to raise...

Published October 21, 2019

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This year EcoOnline became proud partners with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and this week from the 21st to the 25th of October they are launching “The European Week for Safety and Health at Work” which aims to raise awareness of workplace safety and health and to promote active and participative risk prevention. This year’s European Week supports the current campaign — Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances.

Millions of workers across Europe frequently come into contact with dangerous substances in the workplace, and the use of such substances is increasing. This exposure can have negative effects on workers’ health and their ability to work in the long term, so prevention is extremely important. We at EcoOnline are supporting this event in the aim to raise awareness of this issue and encourage the exchange of best practice to ensure effective risk prevention.

Effective management of safety and health risks in the workplace benefits everyone involved. It is good for workers, good for society as a whole and good for business. Particularly in the case of less visible dangers, taking care of workers’ safety and health may be perceived as a burden. This applies especially to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), where resources are limited. However, organizations that do more to protect their workers than is required of them by legislation reap the benefits. Active, participatory safety and health management, which involves workers and has strong commitment from management, makes a business more competitive — for example by reducing sickness absence and improving productivity.

Throughout this week we will be providing our readers with accurate statistics of the management of dangerous substances and will also provide tips and tricks on how to effectively manage your chemicals in the workplace and showing how we can aid in this.

Keep up to date with our social media channels to reap the benefits of The European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2019!!!

 

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