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The future roles of big data and artificial intelligence in Europe’s workplaces

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 15.05.2019.


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The use of big data, combined with machine learning technology, is becoming more common in Europe’s workplaces. Two new Foresight discussion papers review the benefits and potential risks of using such digital developments on health and safety at the workplace. The first article, on the use of Big Data for inspection efficiency, deals with the targeting of occupational safety and health (OSH) inspections.

New reports focused on working conditions published by Eurofound

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.05.2019.

Eurofound's new report Working conditions and workers' health examines the interplay between work demands – which carry an increased risk of exhaustion – and work resources – which support workers in greater engagement and well-being. Another report...

ILO published a report on Safety and Health and the Future of Work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 10.05.2019.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched a global report highlighting the evolution of safety and health. The report touches upon the changes in work arrangements, technology (digitalisation and ICT, platform work, automation and...

OSHwiki article in the spotlight

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.05.2019.


©EU-OSHA/David Tijero Osorio

Accidents, deaths and health problems at work: the costs for Europe Each year, work-related accidents result in long periods of absence from work, and even death. Furthermore, a significant proportion of Europe’s working population suffers from one...

14th ETUC Congress aspires for a fairer Europe for workers

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.05.2019.

From 21 to 24 May, over 600 national trade union delegates and special guests from Europe and beyond seek fairer opportunities for workers at the 14 th Congress of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) in Vienna, Austria. On the ground of...

Europe Day opens the doors of EU institutions for celebration

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.05.2019.


© EU-OSHA / Europe Day in Bilbao, 2018


Every year on 9 May, Europe celebrates the idea of the harmony of European citizens in peace and unity, first presented by Robert Schuman in his now historic speech in Paris back in 1950. His vision has over the years evolved into a society of common values called the European Union.

Environment-friendly offices for sustainable workplaces

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 07.05.2019.


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EU-OSHA promotes green initiatives to support the creation of healthier and more sustainable workplaces. The Agency has already implemented many actions within its premises, such as using energy-efficient electrical appliances, waste recycling, eco-...

ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety: a survey launched

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.05.2019.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) launches a survey on the use of ISO 45001 - the global standard for occupational health and safety management systems. The aim of the survey is to collect users’ experiences which will serve...

MSEs are foremost among the many beneficiaries of EU-OSHA’s activities

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.05.2019.


© EU-OSHA Photo Competition 2009 / Georgy Velichkov

Accounting for the vast majority of businesses in Europe, micro and small enterprises (MSEs) employ around half the workforce. Yet, their workers are particularly vulnerable when it comes to workplace accidents and work-related ill health.

By raising awareness and providing practical resources, EU-OSHA, with the help of its partners, has supported hundreds of thousands of MSEs and many other beneficiaries, and continues to look for innovative ways of reaching out to its key target audiences.

Pan-European campaign encourages people to vote in the European elections

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 30.04.2019.


photo: European Parliament

In the European elections on 23-26 May, the European Union citizens will be choosing in what kind of Europe we want to live in. To encourage Europeans to take action in shaping their future, the European Parliament has released a video that spreads...

DGUV office guide: get to know health-friendly methods for office work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 29.04.2019.

Although recognised as a low-risk environment, office workers are increasingly subjected to health threats, most often to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and psychosocial risks . In response, DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance) issued a...

Social partners sign a joint declaration to prevent MSDs in the hairdressing sector

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.04.2019.

The social partners Coiffure EU and UNI Europa within the framework of the European Social dialogue adopted a joint statement for the protection of occupational safety and health (OSH) in the hairdressing sector. The declaration aims at preventing...

The World OSH Day brings into focus Safety and Health and the Future of Work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.04.2019.


This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work draws attention to the future of work and its impact on occupational safety and health.

Celebrated annually on 28 April, the Day steers a global campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work.

The International Workers’ Memorial Day is observed on the same date. ‘Taking control – removing dangerous substances from the workplace’ is this year’s theme of the campaign led by the Global union confederation ITUC.

Practical tools to manage dangerous substances presented in a multilingual infosheet

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 23.04.2019.


A publication in 10 languages provides advice on existing practical tools and guidance on dangerous substances in workplaces. It looks at the importance of such resources in limiting workers’ exposure to harmful substances.

The Foresight project raises awareness on digitalisation and its emerging OSH risks in a workshop in Norway

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 16.04.2019.


Herney Gómez via pixabay.com

Following the objectives of the Foresight project , EU-OSHA and its Focal Point in Norway organised a workshop to present the findings of the Foresight on new and emerging occupational safety and health (OSH) risks associated with digitalisation by...

Napo promotes the golden rules of workplace safety and health

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 15.04.2019.


Napo steps in to help promote the International Social Security Association’s (ISSA’s) ‘7 golden rules — for zero accidents and healthy work’. The rules are part of the Vision Zero global campaign which EU-OSHA supports.

Napo and colleagues feature in a short video promoting each of the seven rules in a light-hearted way. The rules start right at the top with leadership commitment and work down to improving workers’ qualifications and investing in people.

Occupational safety and health news across Europe - delivered by OSHmail in 200 editions!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 11.04.2019.


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Today we celebrate the 200th landmark edition of OSHmail, EU-OSHA’s monthly multilingual compilation of online news about occupational safety and health (OSH).

A warm thank you to all our subscribers for their trust, continuing interest in OSH and motivation to work together with us to promote safer and healthier workplaces in Europe.

If you haven’t had the chance to read OSHmail, have a look at its latest editions.

Take out workplace risks in 4 steps with a multilingual OiRA infographic

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 11.04.2019.

14 new language versions of the infographic have expanded the collection of promotional resources for OiRA , the Online interactive Risk Assessment tool. The infographic explains to micro and small enterprises (MSEs) how to implement the 4 essential...

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Management of psychosocial risks in European workplaces

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 10.04.2019.


Gerd Altmann via pixabay.com

The changing world of work has increased the prevalence of psychosocial risks at European workplaces. Psychosocial risks may have severe consequences for workers’ health and well-being. Research has shown that they are related to poorer mental...

10 years of the Healthy Workplaces Film Award at the DOK Leipzig Festival

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 10.04.2019.


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EU-OSHA in cooperation with the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig 2019) looks for best films on work-related topics and working conditions that address the human being in a changing world of work. The award in the “Healthy Workplaces” category has been continuously presented since 2009, thus 2019 marks 10 years since its first introduction.

The European Commission steers a high-level conference on the world of work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.04.2019.


© European Commission

Digitalisation and technological developments, entering the world of work at a fast pace, have brought changes in the European labour market. A conference in Brussels on 9 April, hosted by the President Jean-Claude Juncker together with Vice...

Occupational safety and health at the heart of discussions at the Bucharest conference

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.04.2019.


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Member States representatives and EU decision-makers continue the debate on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the context of new forms of work. The conference in Bucharest on 9 April, organised under the Romanian EU Presidency , exchanges good...

EU-OSHA pays tribute to its people and its home

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 05.04.2019.


As EU-OSHA celebrates 25 years of promoting safe and healthy workplaces across Europe, it recognises that one key to its success is undoubtedly its staff: expert, committed and passionate.

Based in the award-winning city of Bilbao, EU-OSHA is informally known as ‘the Bilbao Agency’, reflecting its deep and mutually beneficial links with the city.

Read our new article to learn more about the staff and city at the heart of EU-OSHA

Launch of main fieldwork of ESENER-3

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.04.2019.


© EU OSHA / Jim Holmes

The European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks - ESENER - is an extensive survey that looks at how European workplaces manage safety and health risks in practice. The main fieldwork of ESENER-3 was launched on the first week of April...

Finland adopts a new policy for safer and healthier working conditions

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.04.2019.

In pursuit of better working life in Finland, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health published a new policy for the work environment and wellbeing at work until 2030 , which sets out a strategy for ensuring safe and healthy workplaces, regardless...

Courses in Occupational Safety and Health organised by ILO

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.04.2019.


Gerd Altmann via pixabay.com

Occupational safety and health management in the construction sector and E-learning on labour inspection are two of the various courses that will take place in Turin, Italy this year. Organised by the International Training Centre of the...

The project ‘Safety in our nets’ aims at overcoming OSH risk in the fishing sector

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 28.03.2019.


 © EU-OSHA Photo Competition 2011 / Fernando Coelho

Despite the rapid evolvements in the fishing industry in the last decades, the nature of fishermen’s work still accounts for a high rate of work-related injuries and diseases. Work characteristics require repetitive upper limb movement with a higher...

EU-OSHA’s campaign partners exchange good practice in tackling dangerous substances — event summary now available!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.03.2019.


EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign partners and other experts gathered at a 2-day event in Brussels to share knowledge and experiences. In workshops and plenary sessions, participants debated ways of tackling workplace exposure to carcinogens and other dangerous substances. The importance of multidisciplinary efforts in occupational safety and health, effective systems for risk assessment and strong communication at all levels were among the topics covered.

Infosheet on manufactured nanomaterials - language versions now available

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 21.03.2019.


To tie in with the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances  campaign, EU-OSHA has created an infosheet on an important topic in this area.

Eurofound conference looks into the future of work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 15.03.2019.


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The future of manufacturing in Europe hits the spotlight at the conference organised by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions ( Eurofound ). Over 80 industry authorities and other experts will debate over...