Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Cosanta will actively support the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work in raising awareness of the risks posed by dangerous substances at the workplace and the importance of managing them properly. Together with our partners from the Stoffenmanager® International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) in over 10 EU countries, we want to inspire and encourage enterprises of all sizes to successfully manage safe and healthy workplaces and to share examples of best practice. In the next two years we will deliver free open training, webinars and more. Read more about the campaign and the activities planned.
Each year 74,000 workers die in the EU-27 due to exposure to dangerous chemicals at their workplace. Chemical management is part of the sustainability agenda of every industry committed to “people, planet, profit”. Sound management of dangerous substances at the workplace is an element of all the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, global, European and national legislation obliges industry to develop safer substances, to generate information on the hazards posed by chemicals and the means of managing the risks associated with their use, hence contributing to the improvement of workers’ protection.
The EU-OSHA’s ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances’ campaign 2018-19 has the following objectives:
- to raise awareness of the importance and relevance of managing dangerous substances in European workplaces;
- to promote risk assessment, elimination and substitution, as well as a hierarchy of prevention measures;
- to raise awareness of the risks linked to exposure to carcinogens at work;
- to target groups of workers with specific needs and increased levels of risk (for example, women, migrants and young people);
- to increase awareness of policy developments and the current legislative framework.
Read about the campaign: click here
Cosanta helps industry to comply with the regulatory and broader ethical/sustainability requirements by establishing sustainable and sound management of chemicals within their organisations and in their supply chains. We do that by providing businesses of all sizes with consultancy, training and our online Stoffenmanager® system. The members of our International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) are prominent research institutes and universities from Europe and beyond. Together we strive to provide SMEs and large enterprises with information, tools and support that complies with the EU regulations and is in line with the latest scientific developments. We promote risk assessment and further control of exposure at workplaces and communication in an understandable, transparent manner to managers, employees and external stakeholders. As a socially engaged organisation, we support European, national and international initiatives to reduce occupational health risks.
The partnership with EU-OSHA for this campaign is of mutual benefit for Cosanta. It is in line with our mission and the exchange with other international companies is valuable for us. We will actively support the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work in raising awareness of the risks posed by dangerous substances at the workplace and the importance of managing them properly. We will disseminate the campaign to our 33,000 users predominantly in Europe. Via our partners from the Stoffenmanager® International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) in over 10 EU countries we hope to reach an even broader audience. We want to inspire and encourage enterprises of all sizes to successfully manage safe and healthy workplaces and to share examples of best practice. Together we can achieve more. Join us!
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