Over the last few weeks Kooperationsstelle Hamburg the provider of the SUBSPORT portal (http://www.subsport.eu) has received more than 20 substitution case stories from the textile sector. Textile companies that signed the Greenpeace Detox-Commitment commit themselves to publish their examples of successful substitution case stories of hazardous substances at SUBSPORT to make their good practice examples available for the public.
The textile companies / brands include: Lidl, Aldi, Tchibo, Burberry and Levi Strauss. Some examples of substitution of hazardous substances in the textile industry are already available online. You can access the examples at http://www.subsport.eu/case-stories?lang=en. The SUBSPORT database can also be searched for textile-specific case stories using a search filter.
The European social partners of the sport sector EASE (employers association) and UNI Europa, (trade unions) elaborated in cooperation with the European Agency for safety and health at work (EU OSHA), KOOP and vhp human performance ( The Netherlands) three OiRA sport tools for active leisure, not-for profit and professional sports. (more…)
Risk assessment of psycho-social factors – Kooperationsstelle Hamburg (KOOP) wins a call for tender of the Office for Occupational Safety and Health (AfA) of the City of Hamburg. In the next months twenty Hamburg-based companies participate in a pilot project of the Office of Occupational Safety and Health and the Chamber of Commerce for conducting a state-of-the-art risk assessment of psycho-social factors.
The Cooperation Centre Hamburg IFE has evaluated the implementation of the 24 EU Occupational Safety and Health Directives in Germany. The General Directorate for Employment of the European Commission has contracted the companies COWI and Milieu to evaluate how effective these (more…)
As a part of the SUBSPORT Textile project, Cooperation Centre Hamburg together with the Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry (BSI) organized and carried out a training/seminar in Bonn in December 2014. The search for substitutes for hazardous substances and the assessment of alternative substances are key steps of a substitution (more…)
After two years work the book “We complain – Asbestos and its Victims” was presented to the public in the end of 2014. It was published by Sylvia Schön – Vice-President of the legislative assembly of Bremen and Prof. Hans-Joachim Woitowitz –retired occupational physician. 14 asbestos victims and their relatives and bereaved family members talked about their medical history and their struggle with, accident insurances, (more…)