Preventing and Managing Work Related Stress: European Experiences – Milan, 23 Oct 2015

EWHN, as EU-OSHA Official Partner in “Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress” Campaign 2014-2015, has held its closure event in Milan, 23 October 2015, with an International whole day Seminar entitled “Preventing and Managing Work Related Stress: European Experiences”.

The Seminar, organised together with Assoprev (Italian Association of H&S Services), AiFos (Italian H&S Trainers Association) and Associazione Ambiente e Lavoro (Work and Environment Association), has been developed in two sessions:
a) the morning session will be specifically dedicated to the Italian situation, presenting and discussing national experiences and practices, with an outlook on European ones. The title of the morning session was “Organizational wellbeing: experiences and good practices in managing work related stress in Italy“.
b) The afternnon session, in English (without traslation) entitled “Work Related Stress: How to Prevent, Assess and Tackle the Risk at European Scale” has been entirely dedicated to present and discuss paractices, experiences and results at European level, with the participation of European Experts, Professionals, Trade Unionists, and H&S Activists.
Proceedings will be published soon in EWHA website.

EWHN SIGNS EUROPEAN CITIZENS’ INIZIATIVE AGAINST TTIP AND CETA: ADD YOUR VOICE AND SIGN!

The European Work Hazards Network is part of the international campaign to prevent the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Canadian-EU Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA). We are asking that people who are concerned about working conditions throughout Europe and the world join us in supporting the STOP TTIP Campaign.

This is because the provisions of TTIP and CETA put current and future measures and regulations taken to protect the health, safety and welfare of working people throughout the European Union at risk. As citizens in the EU we expect EU to look for mechanisms to protect individuals, consumers, communities and employees throughout Europe (and internationally) from possible exploitation. It should be adopting the precautionary principle in all areas of regulation instead of entering a treaty which will seriously threaten its use in the future. In addition, as the STOP TTIP campaign says: ‘TTIP and CETA include several critical issues such as investor-state dispute settlement and rules on regulatory cooperation that pose a threat to democracy and the rule of law.’

Please add your voice by signing the European Citizens’ Initiative Against TTIP and CETA

EWHN ASKS JUNCKER TO REJECT TTIP

EWHN has sent a letter to tjhe President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, expressing our strong concern about Transatlantic Treaty and Investment Partnership (TTIP) forst of all for “the lack of transparency and proper democratic oversight that have characterised the communication to the public on the development of this treaty up to the present time.
EWHN also observes that “from what is leaked to the public that the provisions of TTIP put current and future measures and regulations taken to protect the health, safety and welfare of working people throughout the European Union at risk”.
Other highlighted issues:

  • The need to protect individuals, consumers, communities and employees throughout Europe (and internationally) from possible exploitation.
  • Our opposition to any action delaying more protective regulations or aiming to “revise” existing regulations in future which inevitably will lead to deregulation and less protection of employees.
  • Our strong concern about the inclusion of investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) in TTIP which, placing investors and states on an equal footing, is a very anti-democratic step.
  • Our aware that the predictions made about the impact TTIP would have all European economies and job markets are false: instead of creating jobs, it is recognised that something between 325,000 and 1.3 million European workers would lose their jobs as a result of labour displacement arising from TTIP.

In conclusion, EWHN urges the European Commission to reject TTIP altogether as fast track deregulation and go back to the drawing board regarding trade agreements.

Full text of the letter

WOMEN: WORK, STRESS AND HEALTH – DESENZANO (IT), 28 FEB 2015

Indicators used to evaluate work related stress conditions show a greater impact on working women, quite often forcibly multitasking: mother-daughter-partner-professional: a problem often overlooked, which can have significant consequences in the workplace and in woman’s social sphere, psychological and physical health.

The course aims to analyze the main diseases resulting from stress conditions which working women are subjected to, starting from theoretical concepts and then engaging participants in an interactive work to identify solutions and practices for prevention and treatment.

The first part of the course will deal with the problems related to menopause, rheumatic pains and chronic cardiovascular risks and risks of addiction to alcohol or drugs.

The second part of the course will deal with extensive psychological aspects and tools for a correct approach to pain management, and how to control and manage work-related stress, also by means of self care abilities.

The Seninar is part of the EU-OSHA Campaign “Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress“.
For further information: www.assoprev.it

13th EWHN CONFERENCE – BOLOGNA, 4-6 OCT. 2013 – PROCEEDINGS

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EWNH 13th CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Opening Session

October 4th, 2013

Workshops

October 5th, 2013

Occupational Cancer Prevention

Assessing Stress risk on the workplace: methods, results and perspective

What has HR and personnel management go to do with H&S at work: buying, mantaining and disposing of workers?

Transfer of risk and global solidarity

Working hours/Work Life balance

Sickness absence management/rehabilitation

Info meetings

October 4th and 5th, 2013

Closing Session

October 6th, 2013

 

Hamburg Seminar 3 October 2014 Proceedings

Wo tells the truth about H&S at work? Go to Documents.

WHO TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT H&S AT WORK? (HAMBURG, 3 OCT. 2014 PROCEEDINGS)

EWHN SEMINAR – HAMBURG, 3 OCTOBER 2014 – PROCEEDINGS

New rules for engineers and doctors and the role of workers’ participation
Michael Gümbel, Beratungsstelle Arbeit & Gesundheit, Hamburg

Occupational Health Services in Scotland
Kathy Jenkins, Scottish Hazards Network

The UK Perspective
Nick Green, Hazards Campaign

Occupational Medicine in Austrian Companies
Gerhard Elsigan, PPM

A long Danish tradition of OHS without doctors
Thora Brendstrup, Danish Network

EWHN Steering Group Meeting – Rotterdam, 6-7March 2015

Rotterdam, March 6-7th 2015

Start: March 6th, 4.30 p.m.
Finish: March 7th, 4.30 p.m.

Venue of our meeting: Holiday Inn Express, Central Sattion Rotterdam

Contact person: Cor Drogers (c.droogers@chello.nl )

Agenda will be published soon.

TRIBUTE TO RINO PAVANELLO

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Our friend and EWHN Italian Member, Rino Pavanello, Secretary of Associazione Ambiente e Lavoro (Work and Environment Association) died suddenly last April 26, while working at his computer to complete preparation of a major conference in Milan to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.
Rino was a chemical sector trade unionist and in 1987 founded Associazone Ambiente e Lavoro figthing for almost 30 year to improve work and environment legislation and practices in Italy.
He was a key campaigner in Italy on health and safety at work, and his role on organinising the last two EWHN Conference in Bologna (2008 and 2013) was crucial.
As Ambiente e Lavoro members write in A&L home page (www.amblav.it) “With Rino has gone a Friend, a lover of life and a Master of social commitment.
We will remember forever his endless generosity, deep honesty, his proactive strength and dedication, his ability to see far, to aggregate minds and hearts and to weave networks.
We will never forget the message he left us and his example will remain in time and in history.
We will continue together with humility and to carry forward the ideals, teachings and commitment of Rino, in the knowledge that this is what he wanted from us.

Together with a partner in many campaigns for health and safety at work, with Rino I lose a sincere and great friend.

Graziano Frigeri
EWHN Secretary

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