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The Governing Board and Bureau

Who are the key decision-makers at EU-OSHA?

The Governing Board

The Board sets the Agency’s strategy and goals, and holds the Director accountable. It is governed by the founding regulation and the rules of procedure. The Board appoints the Director and adopts these key documents:

Board members are appointed in accordance with EU-OSHA’s founding regulation. The Council appoints representatives of the three main interest groups — governments, employers and workers’ associations — for each Member State. The European Commission appoints its own members.

The role of Chair of the Board rotates among the representatives of the three main interest groups each year. The Board meets twice a year and the minutes of the meetings are publicly available, see the membership of the Board, including declarations of interest and summary of CVs.

The Bureau of the Governing Board

This is a smaller steering group comprising 11 members of the Board. It meets three times a year to oversee the preparation and implementation of Board decisions. The minutes of the meetings of the Bureau are also available to the public (see below).

See the membership of the Bureau and the alternates.