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Eurofound yearbook 2013

Living and working in Europe
Eurofound's fifth annual yearbook, Living and working in Europe, based on the Agency's research from 2013, describes developments in the EU in the wake of the crisis, focusing on major topic areas including changes in labour markets and employment, efforts to tackle youth unemployment, innovation in workplaces and public trust in institutions. The yearbook is accompanied by the Annual activity report of the Authorising Officer 2013, which is the Agency's formal reporting on operations, staff and budgets. 

Source: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/htmlfiles/ef1416.htm

Health and Safety Executive Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

The HSE Annual Report and Accounts summarises our performance during 2013/14, together with other key developments in the organisation, including:
- progress against HSE's Business Plan 2012-15;
- progress against DWP's Coalition Priorities;
- the financial statements for 2013/14;
- the Certificate of the Comptroller and Auditor General to the Houses of Parliament, containing an unqualified audit opinion;
- details of our management arrangements, including staffing resources, diversity and our health and safety performance;
- a Sustainability Report setting out our performance against the Greening Government Commitment targets;
- a summary of our governance arrangements;
- remuneration of members of the HSE Board, Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive.

Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/reports/1314/index.htm

Improving quality of work and employment in the hairdressing sector

Scenarios for social partner cooperation
 This report examines four scenarios of social partner cooperation in the hairdressing sector, aimed at improving the quality of work and employment. The scenarios are based on trends that reveal high impact and high uncertainty qualities, such as the re-evaluation of the sector as a craft sector, technological change, the effects of climate change, and the polarisation of the sector due to the dominance of shopping malls. These scenarios, which were developed on the basis of desk research, interviews with national social partners and focus groups of the sectoral social partners, are then mapped onto the four main quality of work indicators, as defined by Eurofound (career and employment security, skills development, reconciliation of working and non-working life, and health and well-being), in order to formulate policy pointers for how the social partners could develop strategies to improve the quality of work and employment in the future.

Source: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/htmlfiles/ef1426.htm

Annual activity report of the Authorising Officer for the year 2013

This is the annual activity report of the Authorising Officer for the year 2013. The report describes Eurofound's activities, particularly its research and information and communication programmes, in relation to the objectives set in the Work Programme 2013. 

Source: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/htmlfiles/ef1432.htm

Rapport annuel 2013 de l'EU-OSHA

Dans son rapport annuel 2013, l'Agence européenne pour la sécurité et la santé au travail (EU-OSHA) démontre avoir continué à promouvoir avec succès les bienfaits économiques tirés de l'investissement dans la sécurité et la santé sur le lieu de travail en insistant sur l'importance de la collaboration.

Source: https://osha.europa.eu/fr/press/press-releases/working-together-for-success-eu-osha-annual-report-2013

Report of the International Evaluation of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

The International Evaluation Group consisted of members representing several academic disciplines, yet sharing experience and a deep understanding of occupational safety and health theory and practice. It performed an expert assessment of the strategy and activities of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), based on a self-evaluation by the Institute, a number of other documents, and interviews with FIOH management and staff, customers and other stakeholders.
In relation to policy relevance and results the IEG finds that FIOH's work is consistent with and supports the policies of the Government. FIOH is an important contributor to work-force well-being and national welfare, and it deserves credit for attempts to change the present practice of occupational health services, which limits the effectiveness of the services, especially in prevention.
FIOH provides a broad range of services for workplaces that are highly appreciated by its stakeholders (public and private organisations, collaborating partners, professional associations, ministries, and the Parliament). However, in spite of the existing law and the contract between MSAH and FIOH, its core tasks and priorities are not always clear to all stakeholders.

Source: http://www.ttl.fi/en/news/Pages/Report_of_the_International_Evaluation_of_the_Finnish_Institute_of_Occupational_Health.aspx

Une boîte à outils de l'analyse d'accident

Un groupe de travail de l'ICSI a analysé les causes profondes d'une situation incidentelle ou accidentelle, afin d'en déduire des éléments pour mieux prévenir les accidents.
Dans le cadre de ce groupe de travail, des experts issus de grandes entreprises du domaine des transports et de l'énergie se sont intéressés à la prise en compte des facteurs humains et organisationnels dans la survenance d'accidents.

Source: http://www.preventica.com/actu-enbref-boite-outils-analyse-accident-1060614.php

L’Anses publie son rapport d’activité 2013

L'année 2013 a été particulièrement active pour l'Anses, que ce soit par la publication d'avis significatifs, les activités de recherche et de référence menées au sein de ses laboratoires, le lancement d'un nouveau site Internet ou encore la certification ISO 9001, reconnaissance de la qualité de l'expertise de l'Agence. Le rapport d'activité publié aujourd'hui revient en détail sur les faits marquants de l'année 2013, illustrant l'étendue de son champ de compétences et son désir de protéger les citoyens au quotidien tout en gardant un temps d'avance pour anticiper toujours plus efficacement les risques émergents.

Source: http://www.anses.fr/fr/content/l%E2%80%99anses-publie-son-rapport-d%E2%80%99activit%C3%A9-2013

Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association Annual Report 2013

The number of work-related fatalities in Japan had the tendency to decrease in the long term, owing to the efforts of the concerned parties. However from 2010 to 2012 (last year) it has increased for 3 consecutive years. Thus, the number of casualties including the cases with lost worktime for four and more than four days was 119,576. Besides, the number of fatal accidents was 1,093, a 7% increase compared with the previous year.

Source: http://www.jisha.or.jp/international/pdf/JISHA_Annual_Report_2013.pdf

The State of the National Initiative on Prevention through Design

The national initiative on Prevention through Design (PtD), was launched in 2007 with the goal of designing out occupational hazards to protect workers. PtD encompasses all of the efforts to anticipate and design out hazards to workers in facilities, work methods and operations, processes, equipment, tools, products, new technologies, and the organization of work [Schulte et al. 2008]. Too often, workers (including those who perform maintenance tasks) have not been considered in the design process. The focus of PtD is on workers who execute the designs or have to work with the products of the design. The initiative has been developed to support designing out hazards, the most reliable and effective type of prevention. PtD can be practiced at all levels of the hierarchy of controls, but it is most effective as the means to eliminate hazards.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2014-123/

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) risks in the wind energy sector

Hazard Identification Checklist
As the European Union power sector continues its move away from oil, coal and nuclear fuels, wind energy has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade and this is expected to continue. The wind energy sector is relatively young with turbine technology constantly progressing and this creates an ongoing responsibility to ensure workers that conduct tasks such as installations, operation, or maintenance do so under the safest possible conditions. This checklist accompanies EU-OSHA's report “Occupational Safety and Health in the wind energy sector” and e-fact 79 on the same topic and aims to help with the hazard identification process. It covers hazards to workers' safety and health from all activities undertaken during a wind turbine life-cycle from manufacturing, transportation, installation, operation, and maintenance, through to decommissioning and recycling.

Source: https://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/e-facts/e-fact-80-hazard-identification-checklist-occupational-safety-and-health-osh-risks-in-the-wind-energy-sector/view

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