Data Protection


The EU’s new data protection legislation provides greater protection for the individual. You have a right to be informed when and how your personal data is processed (collected, used, stored) by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).

All personal data collected by EU-OSHA is processed in accordance with the provisions of the new Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.

As a general principle, EU-OSHA only processes personal data for the performance of tasks carried out in the public interest on the basis of the Treaties establishing the European Communities and Regulation (EU) 2019/126  of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 January 2019 establishing the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 2062/94.

Data subjects are entitled to request access to their personal data, rectification and erasure of the data, restriction or object to the processing.

Any requests to exercise one of those rights should be directed per email to the organisational part of the Agency entrusted with the processing operation as indicated in the relevant data protection statement of the processing operation.

The internal rules concerning restrictions of certain rights of data subjects in relation to processing of personal data which were adopted in accordance with Article 25 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 can be accessed here.

Data subjects may at any time consult the EU-OSHA's Data Protection Officer (dpo osha [dot] europa [dot] eu) or have recourse to the European Data Protection Supervisor.

More specific information about the processing operations involving person data undertaken by EU-OSHA is available in our register of records.

For our internet policy including the use of cookies and the opt-out option read the specific data protection statement. We use social media to present our work through social media channels. Each social media channel has its own policy on how it processes your personal data when you access its websites. Therefore, you should read the relevant data protection policy carefully before using social media.

EU-OSHA does not take responsibility for the processing of your personal information by social media applications.