viernes, 4 de mayo de 2007

Musculoskeletal disorders affect up to 90% of people

At some point in their life up to 90% of people suffer from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which affect the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and nerves. These disorders are often work-related.

Legislation on MSD

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Healthy Workplace Initiative

Healthy Workplace Initiative (HWI) is a great initiative from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) aimed at improving working conditions in the new EU member states.

More info on HWI

jueves, 3 de mayo de 2007

North American Safety and Health Week

NAOSH Week is an annual initiative led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), in concert with North American partners in Mexico and the United States.

From 6th to 12th of May 2007

More info on NAOSH week

martes, 1 de mayo de 2007

1st May

A very realistic view on the 1st May from Amnesty International:

Workers around the world are being threatened, harassed, even killed for standing up for their basic rights. According to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, at least 100 trade unionists are killed every year for trying to promote better pay and working conditions for employees. Many states have signed international laws safeguarding the right of trade unionists to act freely, yet some states are consistently failing to uphold their responsibilities under these laws.

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lunes, 30 de abril de 2007

Quality of Work: the Key to More and Better Jobs

By staging the conference, the Federal Government wants to emphasise the importance of corporate cultures that encourage innovation for Europe as a business location and to foster joint European efforts to further develop employee-oriented corporate cultures.

The conference will take place in Berlin, on the 2nd and third of May.

More information on quality of Work

European social partners sign an agreement to fight against harassment and violence at work

Today, in the presence of Commissioner Špidla, the secretaries general of ETUC, BUSINESSEUROPE, UEAPME and CEEP officially signed an autonomous framework agreement to fight against harassment and violence at work.

Negotiated during ten months, the text commits the members of the signatory parties to combat all unacceptable behaviour that can lead to harassment and violence at the workplace.

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