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17/03/2011

New rules for European works councils - Update 2011  (17/03/2011)

Catalog N. :KE-31-11-034-EN-C

European works councils (EWC) are bodies through which central management informs and consults the European employees of the company on progress and significant decisions. Directive 2009/38/EC strengthens employees’ right to transnational information and consultation and supports EWC creation. This leaflet outlines the main features of EWCs and the Directive’s aims. It explains the new provisions for establishing and operating EWCs along with the role of employee representatives, negotiation procedures and the implementation timetable. Concepts of information and consultation and aspects related to adaptation and continuity of EWCs are described. Finally, further information, promotion and funding sources as well as contact points are provided. This publication is available in printed format in all EU official languages.

17/03/2011

Non-binding guide to good practice for understanding and implementing Directive 92/57/EEC "Construction sites"  (17/03/2011)

Catalog 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)is also available.

18/11/2009

Protecting the rights of temporary agency workers in the European Union  (18/11/2009)

Catalog N. :KE-31-09-122-EN-D

This leaflet explains the implications of the new EU Directive on temporary agency work, which was adopted in November 2008. Aimed at social partners and temporary agency workers, the publication details the rights of agency workers in the EU on topics such as equal treatment, restrictions on temporary work and access to collective facilities. It is available in all official EU languages.

15/10/2009

Gender segregation in the labour market: root causes, implications and policy responses in the EU  (15/10/2009)

Catalog N. :KE-78-09-682-EN-C

This report on gender segregation in the labour market examines employment segregation for men and women in Europe through comparative analyses of trends across all 27 Member States plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Specifically, the report looks at the root causes of gender segregation, its consequences and the current and desirable policy responses. This report is available in printed format in English with French and German summaries.

26/05/2009

Causes and circumstances of accidents at work in the EU  (26/05/2009)

Catalog 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.

10/12/2008

Non-binding guide to good practice for the application of Directive 2003/10/EC "Noise at work"  (10/12/2008)

Catalog 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.

15/10/2008

Non-binding guide to good practice for implementing Directive 2001/45/EC (Work at a height)  (15/10/2008)

Catalog 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.

13/03/2008

Non-binding guide to good practice for implementing Directive 2002/44/EC (Vibrations at Work)  (13/03/2008)

Catalog 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.