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23/02/2018

Belgium: 28 000 cases of burnout in 2017

According to the figures of the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI), the Belgian body responsible for compensating workers who are incapacitated for work, 28 000 cases of burnout were recorded in Belgium in 2017. Of the 400 000 people who received compensation in 2017, around 7 % suffered from burnout and 15 % suffered from depression.

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23/02/2018

L’exposition des ouvriers aux risques physiques traditionnels reste élevée

Une vaste enquête sur les conditions de travail en France montre que les ouvriers restent soumis à d’importantes « contraintes physiques » sur leur lieu de travail, tout en ayant une autonomie dans leur travail de plus en plus faible.

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20/02/2018

Cleaning products as bad for lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day, scientists warn

Regular use of cleaning sprays has an impact on lung health comparable with smoking a pack of cigarettes every day, according to a new study.

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19/02/2018

EU report on how enterprises are dealing with new and emerging risks

On 15 February 2018, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) published a report on the management of occupational health and safety in European workplaces.

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14/02/2018

Inspectors find phthalates in toys and asbestos in second-hand products

Inspectors commissioned by the European Chemicals Agency have found high concentrations of toxic chemicals in consumer products. As an example, every fifth toy inspected contained high levels of restricted phthalates. Asbestos has also been detected in second-hand products.

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12/02/2018

Ireland: Awareness campaign to tackle work-related stress

Since 26 October 2017, the Irish Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has been campaigning around awareness of the damaging effects of work-related stress.

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12/02/2018

France: 10 000 mental health problems recognised as workplace accidents in 2016

According to a report published on 16 January by France’s Sickness Insurance Fund-Occupational Health, in 2016 more than 10 000 workplace accidents were a result of mental health issues.

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12/02/2018

Half as many workplace accidents among young people educated in occupational safety and health

According to the results of an epidemiological study carried out by France’s National Research and Safety Institute (INRS), young people below the age of 25 who have received education on occupational health and safety during their schooling have half as many accidents at work than those who have not.

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26/01/2018

Kidney diseases in sugarcane plantations in Central America: confirmation of the views on working conditions

In 2013 HesaMag magazine published an article on a mysterious epidemic of diseases affecting the kidneys of farm workers on sugarcane plantations in Central America. The author of the article suggested that they may be linked to a combination of harsh working conditions, heat and dehydration. The results of a study published in the January 2018 edition of the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health would appear to confirm this hypothesis.

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22/01/2018

New studies confirm the carcinogenic effects of night work

In recent weeks a number of studies have confirmed the conclusions of older research about the increased risks of cancer for workers who carry out night or shift work.

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