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Join us as an official campaign partner before 20 May

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 20.03.2018.


EU-OSHA invites European and international businesses and organisations to become official campaign partners of its 2018-19 campaign — Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances.

Coming soon: Health @ Work Conference Romania 2018

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 19.03.2018.

The Romanian 2018 Health @ Work Conference takes place on 22 March in Bucharest. The event provides a platform for sharing best practices in the field of health and accident prevention within companies. The conference is targeting health, safety and...

New website to inform consumers about the benefits and risks of chemicals

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 16.03.2018.

To mark World Consumer Rights Day, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched the ‘ Chemicals in our life ’ dedicated website to raise awareness among consumers of the benefits and risks of chemicals in their everyday lives. The website...

Proposals adopted by the Commission for the European Labour Authority and for access to social protection

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.03.2018.

The European Commission has presented its proposal for a European Labour Authority (ELA), as well as an initiative to ensure access to social protection for all workers and self-employed, in particular for those who, due to their employment status,...

Prevention of work-related diseases: EU-OSHA launches new website section

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.03.2018.


According to recent estimates, work-related diseases account for about 200,000 deaths each year in Europe. Work-related ill-health and injury is costing the European Union €476 billion every year which could be saved with the right occupational safety and health (OSH) strategies, policies and practices. Raising awareness of these diseases, including work-related cancers, is a priority for EU-OSHA.

Applications are invited for the 2nd edition of the Eusebio Rial González Innovation and Practice Award in Occupational Health Psychology

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.03.2018.

Dr. Eusebio Rial González
The European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP), in collaboration with EU-OSHA, has created this biennial award in honour of the contribution to occupational health psychology of Eusebio (Seb) Rial González. Seb was a founding member...

6th Global Healthy Workplace Awards Applications are open

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.03.2018.

All employer organisations (for profit and not-for-profit, local and international) are encouraged to apply for the Global Healthy Workplace Awards (GHWAwards). Initiated by the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces, the GHWAwards enable employers to...

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Employment trends and their impact on women’s OSH

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.03.2018.

This article describes the situation of women on the European labour markets and the resulting consequences for occupational safety and health (OSH). Relevant European statistics provide an overview of female employment trends in Europe. The article...

New ESENER-2 analysis highlights disparity in the management of safety and health risks in the workplace

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.03.2018.


A new report analysing findings of the second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) takes a broad view of European occupational safety and health (OSH) practice. The report highlights that, although traditional occupational safety risks are largely well addressed across Europe, health and psychosocial risks are not as well managed. There is a need to expand current trends to more comprehensively address health and psychosocial risks as part of good OSH practice.

IE - Chemical safety resource for primary school children launched

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.03.2018.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched the ‘Under the Sink’ chemical safety resource for primary schools to raise awareness of the dangers of household chemicals among younger children. ‘Under the Sink’ is a short on-line presentation...

Applications open for traineeships at EU-OSHA

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.03.2018.

EU-OSHA is currently accepting applications for different traineeship profiles in its Bilbao headquarters and at the Agency’s Brussels Liaison Office. The selection procedure is open for candidates who are nationals of the Member States of the...

International Women’s Day: make safety and health of women at work an everyday priority

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.03.2018.


On the International Women’s Day on 8th March, EU-OSHA raises awareness about the risks and their implications for women when it comes to occupational safety and health (OSH) management, with a special insight into older female employees.

Gender specific differences in the workplace might lead to a reduction of women’s well-being at work as a result of the lack of career prospects. Women in general, and older women specifically, are also exposed to different risks than their male counterparts throughout their working lives. 

REACH deadline approaching for EU-wide registration of chemicals

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 07.03.2018.

The REACH Regulation requires companies that manufacture or import chemical substances into the EU to register them with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). If your company manufactures or imports chemicals, have a look at the seven steps to take...

Partners get ready for the ‘Manage Dangerous Substances’ campaign

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.03.2018.


The launch of the 2018-19 Campaign — Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances — is fast approaching. EU-OSHA’s campaign partnership meeting in Brussels on 20 March brings together European and international organisations and companies and media partners who would like to become campaign partners or renew their partnership.

The event is the ideal opportunity for them to network and exchange ideas on how they will actively promote the objectives of the campaign through their activities.

Joint statement on the revision of the posting of workers Directive

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.03.2018.

A common understanding among the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission has been reached on the revision of the posting of workers Directive. The possible agreement establishes the principle of equal pay work on the same place, whilst...

Report adopted by MEPs highlights quality employment and fair working conditions

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.03.2018.

The Employment Committee of the European Parliament has adopted a draft report which points out the main actions needed to achieve sustainable economic and social development, improve the social standards and decrease inequalities in the EU. MEPs...

XV Mutualia Photography Contest on Occupational Risk Prevention

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 28.02.2018.

The XV Mutualia Photography Contest on Occupational Risk Prevention is currently accepting applications. The contest raises awareness of the risks and preventive measures at the workplace. Any person over 18 years old can register and send as many...

A review of the impact of shift work on occupational cancer

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 27.02.2018.

New research report about the impact of shift work on occupational cancer was published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The research was undertaken by the Institute of Occupational Medicine. It aimed to review the...

Transnational OSH e-Observatory of posted workers launched

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.02.2018.

The occupational safety and health (OSH) e-Observatory of posted workers has been launched. It aims to collect and update relevant information about the posting of workers in transnational services within the EU to the various stakeholders. These...

Public hearing at the European Parliament over Commission’s work-life balance proposal

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 23.02.2018.

A public hearing was held on 21 February at the European Parliament between the EMPL Committee and experts over the Commission proposal on work-life balance for parents and carers. The proposal, which takes place within the overall framework of the...

Fighting cancer at the workplace seminar - EU roadmap on carcinogens: Summary is now available

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 22.02.2018.

Summary of an event about the latest developments and findings on the fight against workplace cancer in the EU and in Germany is now available on the EU-OSHA’s website. The event took place on 18 October 2017 at the A+A 2017 Safety, Security and...

The launch of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-2019 is getting closer

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.02.2018.


Dangerous substances continue to be a major safety and health issue, affecting millions of workers across Europe. But the extent of this exposure and the associated risks are often underestimated or ignored.

EU-OSHA’s upcoming Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign challenges common misconceptions, raises awareness of the risks and disseminates good practice and resources for effective management of dangerous substances in the workplace.

European Commission adopts engagement strategy for the Western Balkans

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 12.02.2018.

A strategy for ‘ A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans ’ has been adopted by the European Commission. The aim is to point out the priorities and areas of joint reinforced cooperation, addressing...

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Job satisfaction

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.02.2018.

Job satisfaction is one of the most researched variables in the area of workplace psychology, and has been associated with numerous psychosocial issues ranging from leadership to job design. An OSHwiki article seeks to outline the key definitions...

World Cancer Day — 4 February

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 02.02.2018.


On #WorldCancerDay, join us in raising awareness of cancer — the leading cause of work-related deaths in the EU – and the importance of its prevention.

EU-OSHA has recently held a seminar on rehabilitation and return to work after cancer. Good policies in this area are vital to help cancer survivors return successfully to work.

EU-OSHA welcomes Commissioner Marianne Thyssen in Bilbao

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.01.2018.

On 25 January, EU-OSHA’s staff was pleased to welcome in their headquarters Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility. Ms Thyssen congratulated EU-OSHA on its professional and effective...

Eurofound’s report on ageing and sustainable working conditions published

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 25.01.2018.

Within the context of Eurofound’s concept of ‘sustainable work over the life course’, the Working conditions of workers of different ages report analyses these factors in depth for the 28 EU Member States using data from the latest European Working...

How can workers’ safety and health be protected in micro and small enterprises? Experts unite to learn from good practice

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 25.01.2018.


How to ensure workers’ safety and health in micro and small enterprises (MSEs) is top of the agenda for leading safety and health experts and policy-makers at a seminar hosted by EU-OSHA.

Commissioner Marianne Thyssen discusses, with EU-OSHA’s Governing Board and other relevant stakeholders, the latest findings of the MSE project, now available in two comprehensive reports.

New Commission proposal for a Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 24.01.2018.

The proposed Directive aims to improve information on working conditions across the EU. It will complement and modernise the existing obligations when it comes to inform workers about their working conditions by creating new minimum standards to...

Open Round Table on the Future of Work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 23.01.2018.

A public Round Table on the Future of Work takes place on 5 February 2018 in the European Commission's Berlaymont building in Brussels. The event is organised by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) and it is a step...