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Psychosocial risks: a mounting crisis

Re-watch the launch event of HesaMag#26: ‘Psychosocial risks: a mounting crisis' here . ‘If people are unhappy at work it’s because they’ve got problems in their personal lives.’ ‘Only people who are already fragile are affected by psychosocial risks, it’s got nothing to do with the company!’ ‘Ah, psychosocial risks, that’s about harassment right... Find out more

Claudia Narocki

Psychosocial risks in the healthcare and long-term care sectors

Work-related psychosocial risks (PSR) are a major contributor to the burden of disease in Europe. The stress mediated health impacts of PSR are evident in the healthcare and long-term care (LTC) sectors and were brought to everyone’s line of sight by the Covid-19 pandemic. While the effects of these risks manifest at the individual level as... Find out more

Tony Musu, Ian Lindsley

The ETUI's list of hazardous medicinal products (HMPs)

Workers exposed to hazardous medicinal products (HMPs), or hazardous drugs, which are carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substances (CMRs), within the meaning of the recently adopted Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reprotoxic Substances Directive (CMRD – Directive (EU) 2022/431), must be given specific training by their employers to prevent risks of... Find out more

Workers on the route

Watch the replay of the launch event Launch of HesaMag#25: ‘Workers on the route’ From the consumer goods transported by ship or lorry and the meals delivered to us directly by bike, through to the trains and buses we take every day to get to work and the flights we book to go on holiday, it’s clear that transport workers are absolutely essential... Find out more

Kateryna Yarmolyuk-Kröck

A case for an EU directive addressing work-related psychological risks

Policy recommendations Work-related psychological risks (PSR) pose an ever-growing problem for modern labour. Awareness of the problem and approaches to its legal regulation vary across the EU. Many central and eastern European states still lag behind in addressing the problem in their national legislation. With a view to adapting working... Find out more

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May 31, 2023

The European Economic and Social Committee in favour of legislation on psychosocial risks

On the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is calling on the Commission to adopt binding legislation to prevent psychosocial risks at... Find out more

May 31, 2023

Asbestos: the European Parliament is in favour of drastically lowering the exposure limit value

On 28 September 2022, the European Commission published a proposal to revise the Asbestos Directive, lowering the occupational exposure limit value (OELV) from 100,000 to 10,000 fibres/m³. Tony Musu... Find out more

May 18, 2023

Amazon urged to sign the International Accord for health and safety

On the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the Make Amazon Pay coalition is urging Amazon to sign the International Accord for health and safety in the textile and garment industry... Find out more

April 26, 2023

Survey on the working conditions of data workers

In an investigation for The Conversation , Clément Le Ludec and Maxime Cornet look at the working conditions of data workers and suggest ways to enrich the discussions around the regulation of... Find out more

April 26, 2023

Health inequalities: the impact of work

In France, blue-collar workers and men are more often victims of work-related accidents leading to permanent disability. "This is a fact that receives little media coverage, given the extent of the... Find out more