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- Employment Case Law – each month we review a number of interesting employment law cases and consider their implications for organisations. This month we look at part-time working arrangements and considerations. Read more >>>
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The European Week for ‘Health and Safety at Work’
The European Week for ‘Health and Safety at Work’ is from 21st to 25th October 2019.
The theme for the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-19, organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), is ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances’. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks posed by dangerous substances in the workplace and to promote a culture of risk prevention to eliminate and, where that’s not possible, effectively manage these risks.
Many workers across Europe are affected by exposure to dangerous substances. In recent decades some substances, such as asbestos, have been banned, restricted or subjected to strict regulatory control. However, dangerous substances continue to be a major safety and health issue in some workplaces.
For the purposes of this campaign, a dangerous substance is any substance in gas, liquid or solid form, including aerosols, fumes and vapours, that can pose a risk to workers’ health or safety. This includes manufactured chemicals, process-generated substances such as diesel exhaust or silica dust, and naturally occurring substances used in work processes such as crude oil or flour dust.
Full details of the campaign, useful information and guidance can be access on their website (www. https://healthy-workplaces.eu/).
For queries relating health and safety in the workplace, or HR and employment law matters, contact the team at Adare Human Resource Management – firstname.lastname@example.org / 01 5613594.