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PPE August 22, 2018

Arc Flash Explained

This is an excellent video that explains the importance of assessing, preventing and protecting against the arc flash hazard. An electrical arc flash risk assessment…

PPE January 9, 2018
PPE compliance, occupational asthma and musculoskeletal disorder

PPE compliance, occupational asthma and musculoskeletal disorder

It should never be assumed that all workers wear their personal protective equipment (PPE) 100% of the time, or even the majority of the time. One of the reasons…

PPE January 3, 2018
The business case for health and safety, electrical safety, effective safety leadership and warehouse safety culture

The business case for health and safety, electrical safety, effective safety leadership and warehouse safety culture

In the UK, there are more than one million injuries to workers annually and more than two million cases of ill health caused or made worse by work. When it comes…

PPE December 28, 2017
Effective safety leadership, COSHH assessments and designing a bully-free workplace

Effective safety leadership, COSHH assessments and designing a bully-free workplace

Effective safety leadership improves employee safety behaviour by as much as 86 percent and can independently reduce lost time and minor injury frequency rates by…

PPE December 22, 2017
Transport and logistics safety statistics and work-related lung disease

Transport and logistics safety statistics and work-related lung disease

Occupational safety and health news curated by PPE. Join the conversation in the comments below or chat with us on Twitter #PPEtalk. Transport and logistics –…

PPE September 22, 2017
5 Tips to Involve Your Workers in Health and Safety Activities

5 Tips to Involve Your Workers in Health and Safety Activities

Workplace health and safety is one of the most important responsibilities of any manager. Equally, health and safety programmes need to involve the company’s…

PPE October 11, 2016
Work-related cancer: raising awareness and the exchange of good practice

Work-related cancer: raising awareness and the exchange of good practice

Exposure to carcinogens in the workplace can be fatal – cancer is the leading cause of work-related deaths in the EU. To help address this situation there…

PPE October 7, 2016
Leadership in occupational safety and health

Leadership in occupational safety and health

EU-OSHA has published a useful OSHwiki article discussing leadership and the important influence it has on the health, safety and wellbeing of the workforce.

PPE September 21, 2016
OiRA facilitates risk assessment in SMEs

OiRA facilitates risk assessment in SMEs

The Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) web tool is becoming an increasingly popular risk assessment tool among micro and small companies in Europe.

PPE September 19, 2016
The classification and labelling of chemicals

The classification and labelling of chemicals

The classification and labelling system for chemicals is changing. Make sure you learn what the labels mean. Try the CLP quiz to see how much you know.

PPE July 21, 2016
Maintenance services and health and safety at work

Maintenance services and health and safety at work

03/06/2016The e-fact “Procurement of maintenance services and health and safety at work” is now available in more languages. Many companies outsource their maintenance…

PPE June 29, 2016
Noise Prevention Introduction

Noise Prevention Introduction

The elimination of a source of noise is the most effective way to prevent risks to workers, and should always be considered when new work equipment or workplaces…

PPE June 28, 2016
Rehabilitation and return to work

Rehabilitation and return to work

10/06/2016Health issues are the most common reason for leaving the workforce before retirement age and research indicates that, in general, long-term sick leave…

PPE June 27, 2016
Noise advice for young workers

Noise advice for young workers

The risks to young people at work vary depending on role, sector and environment, but one of the most significant risks that they face is noise. However, there is…

PPE June 19, 2016
Crowdsourcing: opportunities, health and safety and regulatory risks

Crowdsourcing: opportunities, health and safety and regulatory risks

14/06/2016Information and communications technologies have been reshaping our world of work since the 1970s. This OSHwiki article in the spotlight examines the growth…

PPE May 26, 2016
A new EU Roadmap on carcinogens in the workplace

A new EU Roadmap on carcinogens in the workplace

25/05/2016On 25 May 2016, six organisations, including EU-OSHA, the European Commission and the European social partners signed a Covenant agreeing to participate…