The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) regularly leads campaigns to promote safety and health in workplaces throughout Europe. As an official EU-OSHA partner for the 2018/19 campaign entitled “Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances”, ESIG encourages all its members to make the most of their helpful resources.
A dangerous substance is any solid, liquid or gas that has the potential to cause damage to the safety or health of workers. Overall, 38 % of European enterprises report potentially dangerous chemical or biological substances in their workplaces. This presents major safety and health concerns.
Managing health risks
A prevention culture must be created to successfully prevent the ill health, injuries and deaths caused by dangerous substances in workplaces across Europe. Everyone involved must be aware of the risks and committed to managing or preventing these.