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WOS2019 Conference on "The Future of Safety in a Digitalised World" Organized by AUVA in Vienna

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:58

finance.yahoo.com (16.09.2019) The "10th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work" will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 23 to 26 September 2019. It is organised by the Austrian Workers' Compensation Board (AUVA).

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US: Secondhand Smoke Remains an Occupational Health Issue

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 08/26/2019 - 09:51

EHS Daily Advisor (12.08.2019) Nearly one-fifth of nonsmokers were exposed to secondhand smoke at work, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a recently published study. The CDC reported that 19.9% of nonsmokers had some exposure on the job, and 10.1% had frequent exposures.

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UK: Two-thirds of people say work damages their mental health

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:48

Workplace Insight  (23.08.2019)  A new survey from CV-Library suggests that the UK’s professionals have a problematic relationship with work, with three-quarters (74.2 percent) claiming that their job is damaging their mental health.

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[Opinion] Malaysia: Role of employers in Vision Zero campaign

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 07/26/2019 - 09:05

The Star Online (26.07.2019) THE call by Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran for zero accidents in the workplace and occupational safety and health (OSH) measures to be strictly practised in all sectors of industry should be lauded. After all, zero accidents in the workplace would ensure higher productivity of workers and hence improve company profits.

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Malaysia: New concept to prevent workplace accidents, diseases

Submitted by dfabbri on Thu, 07/25/2019 - 10:54

 New Straits Times (11.07.2019) Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) implementation efforts can be re-focused on a stronger platform with the adoption of the Vision Zero concept. Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran said this would help the country achieve its aim of reducing accidents and disease rate as well as enhancing workers’ well-being.

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France: Santé au travail - les employeurs tentent de défendre leur pré carré

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:53

Les Echos (12.07.2019) Organisations syndicales et patronales se réunissent ce vendredi pour décider ensemble des sujets à négocier dans le cadre de la réforme de la santé au travail. Le patronat ne veut pas céder le pouvoir au sein de l'organisation actuelle, alors que les syndicats voudraient ouvrir le jeu pour renforcer la prévention.

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[Opinion] Malaysia: Employers play vital role in achieving zero accidents

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:13

The Star Online (15.07.2019) The Building and Wood Workers’ International-Malaysia Liaison Council is fully in support of the Vision Zero Malaysia campaign, that emulates the global initiative introduced by the International Social Security Association.

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Malaysia: Aiming for zero accidents

Submitted by dfabbri on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 14:33

The Star (10.07.2019) A culture of prevention is not achievable if Malaysians accept that accidents are a normal occurrence in their daily lives, according to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) Malay   “If you want to achieve the prevention culture with good safety and health management, then it must first be ingrained in ourselves and our workers that we do not accept any accidents, all accidents must be avoided, and they are all preventable,” said Socso chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed.

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Building healthy, safe, sustainable success on solid foundations

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 06/28/2019 - 09:54

director.co.uk (26.06.2019) Firms seeking global growth can achieve long-term prosperity by maintaining high safety and health standards throughout their supply chains, writes Richard Orton, director of strategy and business development at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Iosh)

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WHO recognizes workplace 'burnout' as an occupational phenomenon

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 05/31/2019 - 08:48

CNBC (28.05.2019) For the first time, the WHO has officially classified workplace burnout as an occupational phenomenon in its latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases. The agency previously defined burnout as a “state of vital exhaustion,” but this is the first time it’s being directly linked in its classification of diseases as a work hazard.

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