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Online tools for Risk Inventory and Evaluation (RI&E)

According to Dutch law, every company that employs workers is obliged to perform a risk analysis regarding potential health risks and to draw up an action plan aimed at eliminating those. However, these risks vary depending on the company profile. The Steunpunt RI&E came up with an instrument for the Dutch labor market helping [...]

2019-08-20T10:53:52+02:00August 20th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

Working in the Netherlands – about seasonal and permanent work

Job offers in the Netherlands, including seasonal work, are published in larger quantities during the harvest periods of vegetables and fruits. It is not a surprise, because the Netherlands, despite the small area of ​​the country, is the largest producer and exporter of food in Europe. Moreover, in belongs to the worldwide lead in that [...]

2019-07-16T11:38:47+02:00July 16th, 2019|Blog|

VOL VCA Mock exam available of our website

We are happy to inform, that on our website two new mock exams can found  - VOL VCA mock exam in Dutch and English.  For whom  VOL VCA? We encourage everyone to do the free exam and test their knowledge. This test should help to get familiar with: type of questions topics covered  in exam [...]

2019-06-26T15:46:33+02:00June 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Sterk op het Werk” 20 June 2019

"Sterk op het Werk", a safe working environment. Sterk op het Werk" is a one-day event devoted to the subject of stress at work. This year it will be held on June 20 in Utrecht. The organizers stress that over 1.2 million employees of the Netherlands are dealing with undesirable behavior at work. Examples include [...]

2019-06-10T10:05:01+02:00June 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Stress at workplace and safety

Accidents at work and stress According to the results of the research conducted by Eurostat in recent years, physical and psychological stress were the cause of almost 25% of accidents at work. From April 2019, statistics on accidents at work in the Netherlands in 2018 are available. The analysis states that the psychological trauma, which [...]

2019-05-28T10:23:53+02:00May 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Accidents at work in the Netherlands in 2018

Statistics regarding accidents at work in the Netherlands in 2018 Unfortunately, despite promoting work safety, availability of a wide range of professional and safety-related training (e.g. VCA), as well as legal requirements obliging the employer and employee to comply with safety standards, we still witness dangerous situations in work places, which result in accidents at [...]

2019-05-16T11:34:40+02:00May 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the 100th anniversary of the ILO

April 28, 2019 - World Day for Safety and Health at Work Every year, April 28th is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Also on this day, people who have lost their lives, physical abilities or ability to do work are commemorated. This year, as part of the celebration of the 100th [...]

2019-04-25T11:58:53+02:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

New research says the risk associated with asbestos is smaller than previously assumed

Risks associated with asbestos - what do we know? Diseases caused by exposure to asbestos include lung cancer, mesothelioma (lung or peritoneal cancer) or asbestosis (lungs). The diseases are caused by inhaling microscopic fibers that are released from damaged asbestos. The Netherlands aims to reduce asbestos related deaths to zero by 2040. The number of [...]

2019-04-11T13:21:27+02:00April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|