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20 juni 2019- “Sterk op het Werk”

"Sterk op het Werk" een veilige werkomgeving. "Sterk op het Werk" is een eendaags congres over stress op het werk. Dit jaar wordt het gehouden op 20 juni in Utrecht. De organisatoren benadrukken dat meer dan 1,2 miljoen werknemers in Nederland te maken hebben met ongewenst gedrag op het werk. Voorbeelden hiervan zijn discriminatie, intimidatie [...]

2019-09-13T10:08:57+02:00June 10th, 2019|Events, News|

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 [...]

2019-09-13T10:03:58+02:00May 28th, 2019|Soft skills|

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 [...]

2019-09-13T09:51:56+02:00May 16th, 2019|News|

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 [...]

2019-09-13T10:41:21+02:00April 25th, 2019|News|

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 [...]

2019-09-13T09:36:47+02:00April 11th, 2019|News|

Aggression and violence at work

Campaign against aggression and violence "We are often unkind to each other", says SIRE. That is why the organisation has started a new campaign to help people to be nicer to each other. Whether this is at work, in traffic, in public transport, on the sports field or on social media. The Dutch campaign is [...]

2019-09-12T20:30:30+02:00March 26th, 2019|Soft skills|

Consciously Safe 2019

Consciously Safe' - Bewust Veilig. On Wednesday March 20, 2019, the third edition of 'Consciously Safe' will take place. As every year, the safety on the work floor is the key discussion topic. Recent years have shown an increasing audience size. This trend is expected to persist also in the upcoming event, both among the employers [...]

2019-09-13T10:41:42+02:00March 12th, 2019|Events, News|

VCA * certification REPBET – successfully completed!

Certification process for companies and consultants ended with a positive audit result. Example of REPBET. With the assistance of VCA Talen the REPBET company has passed an audit of VCA standards (VCA  audits for companies). The auditors have checked the REPBET organizational units and found that no inconsistencies were in place, which got recognized [...]

2019-09-13T10:41:54+02:00February 20th, 2019|News, VCA - Training and exams|

Reduce the danger at the source! -hazards in the workplace.

Labor law and employer's obligations The Dutch Law on Working Conditions (VGM Act) imposes many obligations on employers. The main purpose of Arbo-wet is to protect employees while working. Its assumption is also to ensure the best possible working conditions and their continuous progress. Employers are also subject to other provisions, such as: - Working [...]

2019-09-12T20:02:35+02:00October 16th, 2018|VCA - Training and exams|

Changes in the VCA system from 1 September 2017

Changes in the VCA system starting September 1, 2017 Starting September we can expect major changes in the current VCA system. In this article you will read more about the new VCA exam. New types of exam questions The current VCA exam consists  single choice questions (= only one correct answer). The questionnaire for the [...]

2019-09-13T10:43:20+02:00August 18th, 2018|News, VCA - Training and exams|
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