Highlight occupational health in European Week for Safety and Health at Work

Hundreds of awareness-raising events will take place across Europe and beyond to highlight occupational safety and health issues during the European Week for Safety and Health at Work which takes place on 19-25 October 2015.

16 October 2015

European Week is organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and its partners.

IOSH is encouraging members to get involved in European Week by using the free resources from the EU-OSHA’s campaign ‘Healthy workplaces manage stress’, which aims to raise awareness of managing stress and psychosocial risks at work. On the website, there’s guidance on everything from how to manage workplace stress to advice on how to manage bullying at work.

Jane White, IOSH Head of Research and Information Services said: “Members can also use the week to get their own safety and health messages across, or by getting involved in IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign, which aims to get the causes of occupational cancer better understood and help businesses take action. In Europe, it’s estimated that work-related cancer claims the lives of 102,500 people each year. Globally, a staggering 666,000 lives are lost.

To help tackle this significant issue, members can raise awareness by downloading our free resources, signing up to our campaign pledge – when you've made your pledge, we’ll send you an IOSH certificate demonstrating your commitment – or by supporting our campaign by providing a supporting statement with a logo to go alongside it.”

IOSH would like to hear about the activities members carry out in their workplace during European Week, so please get in touch.

Contact Tim Walsh, IOSH Media Manager

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