Health and Safety News Summary January 2015

New and Emerging Risks

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work published the first findings from the second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2). The document is a very interesting concise summary of the survey, and covers areas such as the effects of our ageing society on the workplace, the special challenges immigrant workers face, psychosocial risk factors and the question of what motivates enterprises to manage OSH. Download the summary in PDF format here.

Work-related cancer

A new report, by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, on work-related cancer looks at chemical, biological, organisational and physical factors that contribute to occupational cancer. It stresses the need to consider the current work environment, now characterised by increased subcontracting, temporary work, multiple jobs, static work, female employment in exposed occupations, atypical working times and multiple exposures.