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European Commission presents the European Pillar of Social Rights

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.04.2017.

The European Commission flanks the European Pillar of Social Rights with a number of further concrete legislative and non-legislative initiatives . The following topics/areas are covered: the work-life balance of working parents and carers, the...

Innovative solutions for sustainable working lives showcased at the EU-OSHA Good Practice Awards ceremony

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 26.04.2017.


As part of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign, the Good Practice Awards ceremony is co-hosted by the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU in Valletta on 26 April 2017. The awarded and commended examples of good practice show the benefits that can be achieved by organisations that recognise the potential for keeping employees healthy throughout their working careers.

5th Global Healthy Workplace Awards, Singapore 2017

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 24.04.2017.

The Global Healthy Workplace Awards & Certification Program is designed for organisations implementing programs that excel in the creation of healthy workplaces. Both the award and certification allow employers to compare and benchmark their...

Explore the e-guide and manage age at work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 19.04.2017.


Looking for practical information and guidance on how to manage age at work? Then you’re in luck. In tandem with its Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, EU-OSHA has released an e-guide on managing safety and health at work for an ageing workforce. Whether you’re an employer, worker, human resources manager or OSH professional, the e-guide has something for you. Simply select your profile and discover more.

European Commission wants to know your opinion of EU-OSHA and three sister agencies

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 11.04.2017.

The European Commission has launched a public consultation in the context of the evaluation of the four EU agencies under the remit of DG Employment.

Exchange of good practices in OSH – summary and presentations now available!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 10.04.2017.


A summary and all presentations of EU-OSHA’s good practice exchange event for official campaign partners, which took place on 22-23 March, are now available.

The 7th OiRA community meeting will be held in Brussels on May 16 - 17 2017

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.04.2017.

The next meeting of the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) Community will take place in Brussels on May 16-17, 2017. The event, which is jointly organised by EU-OSHA and the European Commission for the first time, will consist of two distinct...

New paper on the implementation of Zero Accident Vision in 27 companies in Europe

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 07.04.2017.

A new article looks at the importance of commitment, communication, culture and learning for the implementation of the Zero Accident Vision in Europe. The paper presents findings of a multinational study involving 27 companies that have adopted a ‘...

Call for entries - DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 2017

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 06.04.2017.


The 60th edition of the DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film takes place this year from 30 October  to 5 November.

As every  year,  EU-OSHA collaborates in this festival presenting the Healthy Workplaces Film Award , a prize that honours the best documentary or animated film on work-related topics with a 5.000€ reward and the production of 1,000 DVDs including subtitles in a selection of European languages. 

NIVA upcoming occupational health and safety courses

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.04.2017.

Managing Chemical Exposures at Workplaces 22nd – 24th of May, 2017 22nd – 24th of May, 2017, Hämeenkylä Manor, Vantaa (Helsinki area), Finland Diversity and Inclusion Management 7th – 9th of June, 2017, Soria Moria Hotel, Oslo, Norway

Follow-up to ESENER-2 on worker participation — check out the results now!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 04.04.2017.


How do establishments organise worker participation in the management of occupational safety and health? Are formal structures for worker representation in place or are workers becoming more directly involved instead?

CAN: Composting plants – measurements to support risk assessment demonstrate presence of Legionella and Mycobacterium

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 30.03.2017.

In recent years, sustainable development and the long-term preservation of the environment have gained interest and therefore recycling methods such as composting are now widespread. By its nature, composting requires the action of microorganisms...

European social partners with a framework agreement on active ageing and an intergenerational approach

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 27.03.2017.

The European social partners, BusinessEurope, UEAPME, CEEP and the ETUC (and the liaison committee EUROCADRES/ CEC), agreed to negotiate an autonomous framework agreement on active ageing and an inter-generational approach. The agreement is to...

EU: ECHA adopted Community rolling action plan for evaluation of 22 dangerous substances

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 24.03.2017.

In the coming three years, 22 EU Member States will evaluate 115 substances, out of which 22 are newly-selected and 93 have been selected earlier. From the date of adoption, the Member States have 12 months to evaluate the 22 substances specified...

On the EU’s 60th Anniversary let’s celebrate our shared commitment for safer and healthier workplaces in Europe

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 24.03.2017.


On 25th March 2017, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Rome, one of the most remarkable moments in the history of European Union. EU leaders gather in Rome to mark the Anniversary and support the reflection on the future of the European Union.

Official campaign partners receive Good Practice Awards for promoting age management at work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 23.03.2017.


The Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards focus on companies and organisations that are committed to using effective methods to promote sustainable work.

Campaign partner SAP has received the award for the initiative ‘Run Your Health’ that empowers employees of all ages to take action for their health.

Exchange of good practices in OSH - Healthy Workplaces Campaign Partner event

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 22.03.2017.


The Healthy Workplaces Campaign partner event and exchange of good practices in occupational safety and health (OSH) takes place in Brussels on 22 and 23 March 2017. The event includes the ceremony of the ‘Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards for official campaign partners’, together with Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility.

Active Ageing: From research to action oriented policies

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 14.03.2017.


An international conference looking at the challenges of Europe’s ageing workforce takes place on 14 March in Florence, Italy. 

The event provides a platform to discuss models of integration of older workers necessary to achieve a sustainable working life and an active ageing in good health in today’s rapidly changing, technology-driven world of work.

EU-OSHA Director Christa Sedlatschek takes part in the conference with the presentation ‘Toward an active working society: a European global perspective”.

FR - Burn out – fact-finding mission report adopted by the Social Affairs Commission in France

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.03.2017.

During the debate on the Social Dialogue and Employment in 2015 legislation in 2015 and 2016, amendments, backed by many MPs, proposed to include burnout into the list of occupational diseases and integrate it into the existing compensation system...

OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Ergonomics in office work

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.03.2017.

Office work is diverse and although widely regarded as low risk environments, the large (and growing) proportion of employees within the EU who work in office environments means that a significant number of workers are potentially exposed to any...

Accidents, deaths and health problems at work: data sources of the costs for Europe

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 13.03.2017.


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 or more work-related health problems.

EU - Economic benefits of gender equality – EIGE report

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 09.03.2017.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) presented its new report on the economic benefits of gender equality in the EU. The study shows that if the EU stepped up its efforts to improve gender...

NIVA upcoming occupational health and safety courses

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.03.2017.

Implementing and evaluating organizational interventions 3rd – 5th of May, 2017; Reykjavik, Iceland Human Factors in Arctic Work 16th – 18th of May, 2017; Saariselkä, Finland

Happy International Women’s Day to all working women!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 08.03.2017.


Originally called International Working Women's Day, 8th of March has been celebrated for more than 100 years to recognise the role of women and their contributions to society.

Women make up 45% of the employed population in the European Union. But still too many workplaces are designed with a typical male worker in mind.
A 'gender sensitive' approach to health and safety at work is needed to make the working lives of women healthier, safer and more productive. This includes actions to make work sustainable for an ageing workforce.

Lithuania develops OiRA tools for the mining and cleaning sectors

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 07.03.2017.

The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania has developed two new OiRA tools for the ‘mining and quarrying’ and ‘cleaning services’ sectors to help companies identify and assess workplace hazards and risks. The ‘mining and quarrying’...

Engaging informative videos on active ageing published in Spanish

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 03.03.2017.

A series of videos promoting sustainable working life in the context of ageing were published by RhSaludable , a campaign media partner of EU-OSHA. The videos are created by the Asturian Institute for Prevention of Occupational Risks (IAPRL). Each...

Online interactive Risk Assessment website — revamped for 2017!

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 02.03.2017.


Whether you are involved in managing safety and health risks at work or a member of the occupational safety and health community, there’s something for you on the updated OiRA website.

Wanted: new head of unit for the ETUI ‘Health and Safety/Working Conditions’ unit

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 02.03.2017.

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) is recruiting a head of unit to manage and supervise the activities of the ‘Health and Safety/Working Conditions’ unit. The head of unit will facilitate the communication and cooperation within the unit and...

Toward improving safety of European roads: forthcoming conference in Malta

By EU-OSHA from . Published on 01.03.2017.

A high-level stakeholder and ministerial conference on Road Safety takes place on 28-29 March in Malta. The event brings together road safety experts, stakeholders, and policy-makers to discuss the current state of play in road safety, and the way...