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PROGRAMME

Tuesday, 12 November 2019:

13.00 - 14.00 Registration and coffee

Moderator: Brenda O’Brien, Manager of the Brussels Liaison Office, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

14.00 – 15.00 OPENING SESSION

Opening statements:

Welcome by Christa Sedlatschek, EU-OSHA Executive Director

Opening statements:

  • Stefan Olsson, Director, Employment and Social Legislation, Social Dialogue, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Saila Ruuth, State Secretary, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, representing the Finnish EU Council Presidency (Video message)
  • Yolanda Valdeolivas, Acting Secretary of State of Employment, Ministry of Labour, Migrations and Social Security, Spanish Government
  • Mª Jesús San José, Minister of Employment and Justice, Basque Government
  • Ignacio Doreste, Advisor, ETUC
  • Kris De Meester, Chair of the Health and Safety Group, BusinessEurope

15.00 – 15.45 Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards Ceremony

  • Presentation of the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards 2018 -19 by the Chair of the Awards Jury Mats Ryderheim, Swedish Working Environment Authority (retired)
  • Hand-over of certificates by Christa Sedlatschek, EU-OSHA Executive Director, the Chair of the Awards Jury and present VIPs
  • Statements by representatives from award winning organisations

15:45 – 16.15 Coffee / Networking break

16.15 – 18.15 PARALLEL SESSIONS

Session 1: Carcinogens at work

Chair/Rapporteur: Elke Schneider, Senior Project Manager, EU-OSHA

  • Substitution of hazardous disinfectants in public services of the City of Vienna – the WIDES database, by Marion Jaros, Vienna Ombuds Office for Environmental Protection, Austria
  • Handling hazardous drugs in the health care environment – tools and guidance by INSST, by Nuria Jiménez Simon, National Institute for Safety and Health at work (INSST), Spain
  • Addressing Health Risks from Welding Fume – New SLIC guidance developed for National Labour Inspectorates, Darren Arkins, Senior Inspector, Health and Safety Authority, Ireland on behalf of SLIC CHEMEX

Views from members of the ACSH Working Party Chemicals, including the social partners:

  • Sirkku Saarikosi, Ministerial Advisor, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
  • Tony Musu, Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
  • Martin Wieske, Head of Occupational Health and Safety, German Non-Ferrous Metals Association, Germany
Session 2: Good Practices and interventions

Chair/Rapporteur: Tim Tregenza, Network Manager, EU-OSHA

  • Looking but not seeing – how can we improve visual inspections of the workplace? by Victor Hrymak, Lecturer in Environmental Health and Safety, Technical University of Dublin, Ireland
  • How do we get enterprises to substitute the dangerous for the less dangerous? by Raluca Aurora Stepa, Head of the Chemical Risks Laboratory, National Research and Development Institute on Occupational Safety (ICDPM), Romania
  • How can we effectively communicate to workers about dangerous substances? by Emilia Telo, Focal Point Coordinator, Working Conditions Authority (ACT), Portugal
Session 3: Sustainable management and substitution of dangerous substances in production processes

Chair: Dietmar Elsler, Project Manager, EU-OSHA

Rapporteur: Regine Mägerlein, Senior Regional Manager Environment, Health and Safety; ZF Friedrichshafen AG

  • Protecting People and the Environment – New Technology in Brake Pad Production, by Regine Mägerlein supported by Ignacio Azanza, Director Quality, ZF Aftermarket Iberica and Konstantin Vikulov, Director of Engineering, ZF Aftermarket Iberica
  • Example of substitution and collaboration in the automotive supply chain, by Fernando Lopes, Global EH&S and Sustainability Delphi and Hugues Leloix, Corporate Occupational Health Coordinator, PSA Group
  • Sustainable management of dangerous substances in the industrial gas industry, by Christina Matthes Industrial Hygiene Europe, Air Products, Erika Ustailieva, International Business Developer, Cosanta
  • View from the worker side, by Marian Schaapman, Head of Office of the Working Conditions, Health and Safety Unit, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Session 4: Main challenges for effective prevention

Chair / Rapporteur: Lothar Lieck, Senior Project Manager, EU-OSHA

  • Development of exposures at work places in the past 15 years and prospects for the future, by Ioannis Basinas, Senior Researcher, Institute of Occupational Medicine, UK
  • Impact of regulatory actions on substance registrations under REACH, by Fesil Mushtaq, Scientific Officer, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • Efficient Practices of Prevention in the German Chemical Industry – Today and Tomorrow, by Stefan Engel, Director Industrial Hygiene of BASF on behalf of the Association of the German Chemical Industry (VCI), Germany

Panel discussion with representatives of social partners:

  • Kris de Meester, Chair of the Health and Safety Group, BusinessEurope
  • Arnd Spahn Political Secretary for Agriculture sector, European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT)

19.30 – 22.30 Networking event

Wednesday, 13 November 2019:

9.30 – 10.30 PRESENTATION OF MAIN FINDINGS OF THE PARALLEL SESSIONS

Moderator: Brenda O’Brien, Manager of the Brussels Liaison Office, EU-OSHA

  • Reports from the parallel sessions
  • Questions and answers

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee / Networking break

11.00 – 12.30 PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Lothar Lieck, EU-OSHA

Introduction: Christa Sedlatschek, EU-OSHA Executive Director

Key-note speech: Dangerous substances – lessons from the past for the future! by Greet Schoeters, Scientific Committee, European Environmental Agency (EEA)

Panel discussion:

  • Zinta Podniece, DG Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Tim Bowmer, Chairman of the Risk Assessment Committee, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • Martin Wieske, Head of Occupational Health and Safety, German Non-Ferrous Metals Association, Germany
  • Tony Musu, Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

12.30 – 13.00 CLOSING

  • Outlook on the forthcoming Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2020-22, by Christa Sedlatschek, EU-OSHA Executive Director
  • Closing remarks by Charlotte Grevfors Ernoult, Head of Unit, DG Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

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