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Make everyday World no tobacco day! – EU-OSHA for smoke-free healthy workplaces

May 26, 2015

Every 31st May, World No Tobacco Day highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and calls for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Smoking tobacco is known to be linked with respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, as well as a very significant increased risk of developing certain cancers. But second-hand smoke exposure or passive smoking is also a significant cause of disease, disability and mortality in the European Union.

Smoking bans at the workplace have been implemented in several European countries, nevertheless some employees are still exposed to environmental tobacco smoke.

From EU-OSHA we call on employers and employees to work together to eliminate environmental tobacco smoke at work. Healthy workplaces are smoke-free workplaces!

Read the practical guides for employers and employees to create smoke-free workplaces

OSHwiki article on Work-related exposure to tobacco smoke

Watch “Napo in… lungs at work”

Join the ‘Ex-smokers are unstoppable’ campaign 



EU-OSHA Focal Points: using the power of networking to promote work safety and health

May 20, 2015

EU-OSHA is a network organisation. Focal points in more than 30 European countries contribute to foster our information services and campaign activities on a national level. Their support and dedication are of key importance for encouraging and maintaining a risk prevention culture at the workplace.

Learn more about our focal points network.



Stay connected: explore our social networks

May 12, 2015

EU-OSHA maintains an active presence in social media using them as a knowledge sharing hub on occupational safety and health.

Social media channels add value to our efforts to make EU workplaces safer, healthier and more productive by helping us engage with a wider audience and convey straightforward messages.

We are present in the following social networking platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Slideshare

Get connected, join our growing OSH community.


9 May - Europe Day, because Europe is there for you!

May 07, 2015

2015 Europe Day 9th May marks the 65 anniversary of the 'Schuman declaration' and the historical start of European integration. The European Union is working for a stronger Europe in the world and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) contributes to making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work.

This 9th May, EU-OSHA is going out into Bilbao to raise awareness on the importance of effectively managing stress and psychosocial risks at the workplace through its Europe-wide campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress . You can support #EUmanagestress with us following @EU_OSHA social channels.

The EU Institutions are also opening their doors to the public for the entire day. Learn more about Open Doors Day of the European Institutions  and join #euopendoors many activities.


In Focus

Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2014-2015

Psychosocial risks can occur in every workplace, and the quality of any workplace is significantly associated with the level of stress experienced by workers.

EP project for older workers

EU Parliament project on health and safety at work of older workers

Napo: Safety with a smile

Meet the ordinary worker who became a movie star.

Napo is the hero of an animated world of work whose silent movies speak to adult and young workers alike.

ESENER: European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks

Find out how managers and workers’ representatives across Europe are managing health and safety risks at their workplaces.

OiRA: Online interactive Risk Assessment project

Discover our cost-free web application that allows a growing network of partners to develop tailor-made risk assessment tools for micro and small enterprises.