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20 May 2011: Enhancing the well-being of miners (Finland / Information update)
The main aim of a comprehensive, three-year Finnish mining occupational health and safety (OSH) project was to improve safety, security and cooperation and have a direct positive impact on occupational well-being. Information was gathered on successful and well-functioning safety practices and made available to all mining companies in Finland. The collaborative project also developed new tools for evaluating and developing OSH practices in mines.
21 May 2009: Impact of teamwork on quality of working life (Belgium / Information update)
Based on insights derived from the socio-technical systems theory, a recent study carried out in the Flemish metalworking sector makes a specific yet fundamental contribution to the topical debate regarding the connection between organisational design and quality of working life. The study among blue-collar metalworkers shows that working in a team has only a limited impact on workers’ stress levels. Assembly line work remains the determining negative factor.
08 July 2008: Main types of accident in the workplace (Portugal / Information update)
Falls and crushing are the types of occupational accidents which, in Portugal, demand priority prevention, a study concludes. More specifically, any effort to prevent workers from slipping and stumbling at the workplace in the economic sectors of construction and food and beverages in particular could have a positive and significant impact on reducing occupational accidents. The research also notes a lack of data regarding the precise injuries sustained.
03 June 2008: Risk factors remain high in metalworking industry (Italy / Information update)
Findings from ‘The voice of 100,000 workers’ survey carried out by the Federation of White-collar and Blue-collar Metalworkers indicate high levels of perceived exposure to physical and psychosocial risks among Italian metalworkers. Exposure to noise, vibration and dangerous substances are the most common physical risk factors. Overall, 40% of those surveyed believe that their work has a negative impact on their health.
11 December 2003: Innovative project to integrate unemployed people into permanent employment (Germany / Information update)
First results from the evaluation of Volkswagen’s Auto 5000 project suggest that more unemployed people could be successfully integrated into high quality jobs.