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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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 by [...]

2019-02-25T22:21:03+00:00February 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Checklist VCA already in 18 languages!

Checklist of VCA exam words in 18 languages! When preparing for the VCA exam, it is worth getting acquainted with the exam terminology. VCA Infra has made available on its website a list of words that appear on VCA exams. The translation was made in 18 different languages ​​(including Polish). Translation of important terms and [...]

2019-02-01T11:41:23+00:00February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Changes to VCA standard languages ​​from January 2019.

Changes to VCA standard languages ​​from January 2019. Six languages ​​will not be offered as a standard VCA exam language. With VCA Infra's decision starting January 1, 2019, six VCA exam languages ​​will require prior application, as well as the price of the exam. These are the following languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Greek, Croatian, Italian and [...]

2018-12-14T15:29:06+00:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2018-10-16T10:41:04+00:00October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|