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Please note that some publications might only be available in English, French and German.
Catalóg N. : KE-30-12-758-EN-N
This report presents the results of a study on the practical implementation of substitution of hazardous chemicals, as an occupational health and safety risk management measure, in workplaces across the EU. Funded by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, the publication examines if there is a need for an EU-wide common guidance on substitution, with results indicating that such a document would be welcome. It recognises that various approaches to substitution – as well as challenges to these approaches – exist, and there-fore the bulk of the report focuses on developing a common approach to substitution and presenting it as a guidance document. This publication is available in electronic format in English.
Catalóg N. : KE-31-11-450-EN-C
This non-binding guide provides information and examples of good practice in connection with the implementation of health and safety directives, together with other necessary elements such as explanations and practical examples of the hazards and risks during all stages of farming, horticulture and forestry work. This guide is designed to help all stakeholders, in particular farmers, supervisors (especially in SMEs), employers, workers and their representatives, and others, to implement directives and to properly manage the prevention of risks due to work. This guide also contains a summary of the various EU directives, references and bibliography of information providers, a glossary, a list of key questions and a list by topic, a table of practical examples and a general table of the duties of the stakeholders. This guide contains various examples of good practice which have either been selected from the guides existing in the EU Member States or specially designed for this guide. This publication will be available in printed format in English, French and German and in electronic format in all other EU official languages.
Catalóg N. : KE-31-11-047-EN-C
The main focus of this guide is to present up-to-date technical and scientific knowledge regarding the prevention of the most significant risks in healthcare, especially biological, musculoskeletal, psychosocial and chemical risks, and to support the implementation of the relevant European Union directives in force. Practical instruments to support employers in identifying the risks for the health and safety of their employees and to guide the implementation of preventive measures in their healthcares facilities are outlined and clarified. This publication will be available in printed format in German, English and French and in electronic format in all other EU official languages.
Catalóg N. : KE-30-10-384-EN-C
Most workplaces contain artificial optical radiation sources and Directive 2006/25/EC lays down minimum health and safety requirements regarding exposure of workers to such sources. The European Commission non-binding guide to good practice for implementing Directive 2006/25/EC pinpoints applications posing minimal risk and provides guidance on others. It sets out an assessment methodology and outlines measures to reduce hazards and check for adverse health effects. This publication will be available in printed format in English, French and German and in electronic format in all other EU official languages. A CD containing 22 language versions (Catalogue number: KE-32-11-704-1X-Z, ISBN 978-92-79-19829-8) is also be available.
Catalóg N. : KE-30-10-351-EN-C
This non-binding guide gives practical information for understanding and implementing Directive 92/57/EEC on the minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites. This publication will be available in printed format in English, French and German and in electronic format in all other EU official languages. A CD containing 22 language versions (Catalogue number: KE-31-11-011-1X-Z, ISBN 978-92-79-19096-4) will also be available.
Catalóg N. : KE-31-10-298-EN-C
Though significant progress has been made in increasing the quality of health care across the European Union, many inequalities persist. In particular, this report looks at the inequality in access to healthcare and long-term care between men and women in the EU. The synthesis presented in this comparative report by the Expert Group on Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, Health and Long-term Care Issues describes the main differences in the health status of women and men in European countries and examines how healthcare and long-term care systems respond to gender specific needs in ensuring equal access. The report considers the main financial, cultural and physical barriers to access and provides good practice examples of healthcare promotion, prevention and treatment programs, as well as of long-term care. It calls attention to the need for promoting gender mainstreaming in healthcare and long-term care. This publication is available in printed format in English only, with an executive summary in English, German and French.
Catalóg N. : KE-78-09-668-EN-C
This report presents the detailed analysis of causes and circumstances of accidents at work in the European Union. This publication consists of two parts "Statistical analysis of ESAW Phase III data" and "Implications on preventive measures". The aim of the first part is to describe the situation regarding accidents at work in statistical terms using available ESAW data, and in particular ESAW Phase III data related to the causes and circumstances of accidents at work. On the basis of conclusions drawn from the statistical analysis, the second part provides considerations and suggestions on possible measures that could be implemented in the prevention of accidents at work. It is available in printed format in English and it is available in electronic format in English, French and German.
Catalóg N. : KE-81-08-222-EN-C
This good practice guide explains how workers’ exposure to noise at work can be reduced or avoided. Targeted at Member States, industries and other interested bodies, it describes how to follow Directive 2003/10/EC on the minimum safety and health requirements regarding workers’ exposure to the risks arising from noise. In addition, a specific chapter presents practical and specific provisions to help workers and employers in the music and entertainment sectors, where workers are particularly exposed to very high noise levels. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German and in electronic format in all other EU official languages.
Catalóg N. : KE-78-07-305-EN-C
This guide serves as a basis, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, to help choose the most appropriate work equipment for performing temporary work at a height. It will help enterprises both to improve the safety of their workers and to control their production costs. By putting together the “best practices” identified by a large number of European experts, it also allows the players involved in the prevention of accidents to apply the Directive efficiently. It is available in all EU official languages
Catalóg N. : KE-70-07-108-EN-C
This non-binding "guide to good practice" will facilitate will facilitate the assessment of risks from exposure to hand-arm vibration, the identification of controls to eliminate or reduce exposure, and the introduction of systems to prevent the development and progression of injury. It is available in 22 EU official languages.