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OiRA in the Slovenian Action Plan supporting the Resolution on the National Programme of Health and Safety at Work 2018-2027

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 18.01.2019.


Author: Quimono via Pixabay

The National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in March 2018 adopted a Resolution on the National Programme of Health and Safety at work 2018-2027 . The first 3-year action plan (2018-2020) to implement that resolution has been adopted on 20...

The future of the (e)retail sector from an occupational safety and health point of view

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 17.01.2019.

Some of the possible occupational health implications for the e-retail workforce of the future are discussed in a recently published OSHwiki article. In order to meet the challenging demands of customers, e-retailers are increasingly automating,...

New country reports explore approaches to safety and health in MSEs across the EU

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 17.01.2019.


EU-OSHA’s latest country reports examine occupational safety and health (OSH) arrangements in micro and small enterprises (MSEs), from different economic sectors, in nine EU Member States: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Romania hosts the Council of the Presidency of the EU

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.01.2019.


On 1 January 2019, Romania takes over the Council Presidency from Austria. Romania hosts the first term of a new Presidency trio, followed by Finland and Croatia.

The Romanian Presidency’s priorities include innovation, employment and social rights, and promoting social justice and tolerance.

Find out more about the Romanian Presidency

Stay safe on the road: identify the vehicle-related risks with OSH e-tools

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 20.12.2018.

Proven e-tools and projects to better manage road safety were presented during a seminar organised by EU-OSHA in September. A wide variety of situations at work can lead to occupational safety and health (OSH) risks related to professional transport...

The year in review: campaign highlights from a busy and successful 2018

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 20.12.2018.

As 2018 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of our highlights from a packed first year of activities within the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign. As a result of the hard work of all our partners, the campaign...

Discover a new study on early warning systems for work-related diseases

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.12.2018.


Alert and sentinel systems can offer early warning about new and emerging risks and work-related diseases to occupational safety and health actors and policy-makers. The report analyses in depth a range of successful alert and sentinel approaches both in and outside the EU.

“Women, work and cancer” EU Conference: proceedings now available

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.12.2018.

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) organised a two-day conference to discuss the link between working environment and female cancer including the contribution by EU-OSHA on its findings and activities. The conference, took place in Brussels...

POOSH project: tackling poor working conditions of posted workers

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.12.2018.

Occupational Safety and Health of Posted Workers, a project funded by the EU, aims to depict the existing and future challenges in assuring decent labour conditions for posted workers. The project represents the joined efforts of research...

Cut out risks with OiRA: a new infographic for hairdressers

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.12.2018.


Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA), in cooperation with coiffure and UniEuropa, introduces a new infographic, encouraging hairdressers to assess occupational safety and health risks and to take preventive measures.

Upcoming training course in occupational safety and health: Workers in the Cold

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 11.12.2018.

The Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA) will be running a training course focused on challenges for outdoor workers in areas with cold climate. It has a holistic approach from basal physiology to treatment options,...

Multilingual publications on return-to-work after cancer rehabilitation

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 10.12.2018.



Return-to-work after being diagnosed with cancer carries several occupational safety and health challenges for workers and their employers. In its report, EU-OSHA provides national examples of successful instruments and practices to help reduce the...

International survey on sexual harassment

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 10.12.2018.

The International Arts and Entertainment Alliance (IAEA) and the Sector Division of the International Labour Organization (ILO) are carrying out an online survey about the extent of and responses to sexual harassment in the live performance and...

Working with the robots: identify new OSH risks with the help of scientific researches

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 07.12.2018.

TNO , the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research, published two reports exploring new risks to occupational safety and health linked to the use of robotics. Given the fact that industrial robots are being increasingly integrated...

Psychosocial risks, stress and musculoskeletal disorders — a practical guide for small businesses

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 07.12.2018.


Workers in Europe are more likely to experience negative consequences of psychosocial risks, stress or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) than any other work-related health problem. These issues can have serious consequences for individuals and businesses, often leading to long periods of sick leave.

WOS 2019 calls experts and young scientists to submit papers on the future of safety in a digitalized world

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.12.2018.

10th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2019) invites work safety researchers to submit the abstract of their technical papers by the 31 December. The main theme should be in line with “The Future of Safety in a...

Happy, healthy and committed New Year!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.12.2018.


As 2018 draws to a close, we reflect on the invested efforts and accomplished work throughout this very productive and dynamic year for EU-OSHA.

None of our achievements would be possible without our engaged networks of partners and constantly growing audiences.

The New Year will bring the 25th anniversary of EU-OSHA, and we are looking forward to working together with you all to keep making European workplaces safer and healthier.


Discussion paper on fumigated containers - access various language versions

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 30.11.2018.

The multi-language discussion paper explores the health risks that may occur when workers are exposed to fumigants and presents procedures and guidelines for safe practices when handling fumigated containers. It also gives an overview on legislation...

Working in the digital future — safety and health in 2025

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 29.11.2018.


The final results of EU-OSHA’s foresight project on the increasing digitalisation of work and the associated challenges for occupational safety and health (OSH) are now available in a new report. Artificial intelligence, collaborative robots, virtual and augmented reality, online platforms and other innovations are set to change the ways that people work.

European Parliament adopts position on third amendment to the carcinogens Directive

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 27.11.2018.

The Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament adopted the European Commission’s proposal to further update the rules that protect workers' health from the specific risks arising from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens. In...

Explore facts and figures on dangerous substances using our new infographic

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 27.11.2018.


EU-OSHA presents an interactive infographic created to support the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign.

The infographic allows users to discover facts and figures on the risks that dangerous substances pose to workers and the benefits of managing those risks. It’s user-friendly and covers key messages, such as the dangers of carcinogens in the workplace and the risks posed to specific groups of workers.

EU – Commission Communication on endocrine disruptors

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.11.2018.

On 7 November, the European Commission has issued a communication on endocrine disruptors, which outlines further steps: The Commission will launch a comprehensive screening of the legislation applicable to endocrine disruptors through a Fitness...

Occupational safety and health on the road: Gig economy workers are more exposed to driving risks

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.11.2018.

To understand how safety is taken into account in driving, riding or cycling for work, European Transport Safety Council conducted a study with workers engaged in gig economy. These workers are currently regarded as self-employed and in most cases...

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: A review on the future of work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.11.2018.

The combination of information and communication technologies has the potential to enable the relocation of work. During the last decade, large international companies were increasingly using practices described as ‘global sourcing’, in which...

Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights: A year on

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.11.2018.


A ground-breaking initiative for a stronger social Europe was jointly proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council on 17 November 2017.

The European Pillar of Social Rights confirms the Union’s shared commitment to new and more effective rights for citizens including improved working conditions.

ESENER-2 survey summaries on psychosocial and OSH risk management now available in several language versions

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.11.2018.

To provide an insight in the management of safety and health risks in European workplaces, two executive summaries of ESENER-2 findings are now available in multiple languages. The first study researches the role of national culture in psychosocial...

Thought-provoking German film wins Healthy Workplaces Film Award 2018

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.11.2018.


Marina has scooped the prize for best film on a work-related subject. The film looks at the exploitation of women who move from Eastern European countries to seek work in the care sector in the West.

This year’s winner was announced at the 61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig).

Open to the Public by Silvia Belloti received a special mention.

The European Ombudsman opens nominations for the ‘Award for Good Administration 2019’

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 05.11.2018.

The European Ombudsman has just launched a call for the second biennial ‘Award for Good Administration’. The award is open to all European institutions, agencies and bodies that have had a visible and positive impact on the lives of EU citizens...