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BELGIUM: Demonstration project to support workers affected by job burn-out
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-31
In November 2018, Fedris will start a demonstration project to support workers threatened or affected at an early stage by job burn-out following a work-related psychosocial risk.
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IRELAND: Raising school pupils' awareness of safety with "Keep Safe"
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-30
In mid-May, more than 100 school pupils attended a "Keep Safe" event organized by the HSA. This travelling show aims to promote safety and raise children's awareness by involving them in a series of interactive scenarios on a major safety issue.
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ITALY: INAIL provides financial support for SMEs in the wood and ceramics sector
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-30
INAIL wants to support micro and small enterprises operating in specific sectors of activity in their plans for improving health and safety in the workplace. The 8th edition (the project was launched in 2010) aims to support enterprises in the wood and ceramics sector in particular.
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One out of five European workers say they are stressed by their work
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-30
According to the opinion survey "The Workforce View in Europe 2018", 18% of European workers say they suffer from work-related stress every day. This figure is 5% higher than in the 2017 survey.
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BELGIUM: Teaching young people how to handle chemical products safely
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-30
In May, the federal authorities will visit several Belgian schools on board a fully furnished truck, the "Federal Truck". Their aim is to teach students in technical and vocational training courses how to safely use dangerous chemical products and prevent accidents during their courses or in their future workplace.
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Automation, digitization and platforms: implications for work and employment
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-30
A key factor of concern for policymakers is the impact of the digital revolution on the working world and the job market. A new report by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions discusses this subject.
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Plan for improvement of the process of creation of new technical committees in the ISO
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-30
The ISO has started thinking about how to improve the process of creation of technical committees and thus prevent any overlap with the work of existing committees.
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A new standard for auditors of the ISO 45001 standard
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-30
Shortly after the publication of the ISO 45001 standard relating to occupational health and safety management systems, a technical specification supplements it with a view to organizing a harmonized approach to the accreditation of an ISO 45001 certification.
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Dangerous substances: EU-OSHA launches an electronic tool to assess and manage risks
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-29
Among the numerous resources of the 2018-2019 Healthy Workplaces campaign, EU-OSHA's electronic tool on dangerous substances and chemical products aims to provide firms with the information and advice they need to assess and manage related dangers for safety and health.
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European Pillar of Social Rights: the Commission's initiatives relating to work
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-29
Eurogip publishes a memorandum on the work-related initiatives taken by the European Commission within the framework of the European Pillar of Social Rights which was enacted on 17 November 2017 by the Council and the European Parliament.
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EUROGIP Annual report 2017 is online
2018-05-16

The Annual Report 2017 presents our activities which have prevention and insurance against accidents at work and occupational diseases at European or international level as their common denominator.

EUROGIP Annual report 2017
Report 2018-05-16

The Annual Report 2017 presents our activities which have prevention and insurance against accidents at work and occupational diseases at European or international level as their common denominator.

After a short presentation of EUROGIP and "3 questions to Raphaël Haefinger, Director", the salient events 2017 are presented by business area:

  • Studies and surveys
  • Monitoring and information on occupational risks in Europe
  • Public relations and communication
  • Occupational safety and health standardization
  • Projects of Community interest
  • Coordination of the “machinery” and “PPE” notified bodies

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IRELAND: A new study on sectors where risks are still high
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-02
A new study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) investigates occupational injuries and diseases in the five sectors where the risks are still high: healthcare, construction, transport and storage, industry (manufacturing and utilities), agriculture, forestry and fishing.
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The Commission publishes a guide to application of the PPE 2016/425 Regulation
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-02
This guide, available since the month of April, aims to provide information facilitating the interpretation of the 2016 Regulation 2016/425 for improved application.
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AUSTRIA: The accident frequency rate has once again reached a new low
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-02
In 2017, the AUVA recorded 159,866 accidents, including 104,161 at work and 54,510 accidents at school, and recognized 1,195 diseases of occupational origin. The accident frequency rate per 1000 workers decreased to 24.27, its lowest level ever.
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GERMANY: The accident insurance organization publishes the provisional figures for 2017
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-02
The number of reported accidents at work decreased by 0.4% in 2017, to 873,562, according to provisional figures published by the DGUV, which groups together the BGs and injury insurance funds for the public sector. Conversely, reported commuting accidents rose 2.2%.
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FRANCE: Setting up of an aid fund for the victims of crop protection products
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-02
Crop protection products are designed to protect crops against "the enemies of crops" (insects, diseases, etc.). There are real health risks for the workers using them.
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The two-year campaign on control of dangerous substances is now on the rails
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-02
The 2018-2019 awareness raising campaign on "Healthy Workplaces - Controlling the use of dangerous substances" was officially launched at 12 o'clock on Tuesday 24 April.
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New standards for circular saws and wedge splitters for firewood
Article, Eurogip infos 2018-05-02
An analysis of accidents over several years by SVLFG revealed that people other than the machine operator were involved during the cutting of firewood, in particular to place down and remove the wood, and that they also risked being injured, often seriously.
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