The 2nd Annual Waste Management 2017 is back again with another new addition on waste management, with theme “Capitalizing the Waste Paradigm”. key industry stake holders would gather to discuss and share on the key factors associated with waste identification, handling, storage and disposal.
Remember the dead – Fight for the living
World Day for Safety and Health at Work or Workers' Memorial Day has been celebrated every ...
World Day for Safety and Health at Work or Workers' Memorial Day has been celebrated every year on the 28th of April since 1970, when the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations declared it as a day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.
According to the International Labour Association's estimates, every year around 2.3 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases and 313 million workers suffer non-fatal injuries. This accounts for about 6,400 deaths every day!
And it is not only physical harm that raises concern. This year, “Workplace Stress: a collective challenge” is the theme of the campaign. Over 400,000 people suffer from stress-related illnesses caused by their work every year.
The European survey of enterprises on new and emerging risks has published a study on the topic of workplace H&S that shows that in the 28 EU member countries plus Albania, Iceland, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Norway and Switzerland:
- Formal policies are more frequent in larger organisations
- Along with accidents and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), work-related stress is the principal OSH concern for European enterprises
- Only about half of the respondents inform employees about psychosocial risks deriving from their job
- Psychosocial risk factors are perceived as more challenging than other risks; almost one in five of those establishments reported dealing with difficult customers or experiencing time pressure that also leads to stress
Therefore, it is vital that this day is used not only for remembrance but also for campaigning and raising awareness on occupational safety and health.
Do you use this day for raising awareness about occupational health and safety at your company? Tell us about it #IWMD16
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11th Annual HSE Excellence Europe
We link business, leadership, HSE and environmental topics in a mixture of theoretical keynotes, practical examples, case studies and motivational speeches. Whether you are interested in speaking, attending or sponsoring, you will gain valuable insights and contacts.
Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity
The course will utilize traditional risk assessment and risk management factors through the use of unique and impactful training demonstrations and exercises.
2nd Annual Kingdom Waste Management & Recycling - Post show Report
2nd Annual Kingdom Waste Management & Recycling, 26 – 27 April 2016 | SOFITEL Al Khobar the Corniche, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Magnitude of Waste Generation in the Middle East
Do you know, the waste generated in 2015 was 94 million metric tonnes and expected to cross 120 million tonnes PA by 2020? Read the following infographic to know more about the magnitude of waste generated in the Middle East.
The ultimate guide to attending a conference (and making the most of it)
Are you also excited about the imminent end of summer, fewer hours of sunshine and increased workload ahead? Let's not kid ourselves; we are definitely going to miss the lazy days of summer and a more carefree atmosphere at work.