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The 2018 Annual report outlines how EU-OSHA pursued its goal of achieving safer and healthier workplaces in Europe. 

Significant milestones include the launch of the 2018‑19 Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign, and the publications of the project on safety and health in micro and small enterprises and the foresight project on new and emerging risk posed by digitalisation. The findings from these projects will inform policy-making and inspire a future Healthy Workplaces Campaign.


© EU-OSHA / Fernando Aramburu Garrido

EU-OSHA and its extensive network of partners come together in Bilbao on 5 June to celebrate working successfully together over the past 25 years for a safe and healthy Europe.

Speeches and two panel discussions give attendees the chance to reflect on EU-OSHA’s first 25 years — from its founding to the creation of pan-European partnerships — and on the future challenges for occupational safety and health in Europe.


EU-OSHA’s celebration of our 25th anniversary welcomes a new feature, a special quiz related to occupational safety and health (OSH). 12 questions take you through the Agency's flagship actions and deliver informative facts on work-related issues.  

If you have been following our news, the challenge should not be too difficult. Discover how much you know - take the quiz now!


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The use of big data, combined with machine learning technology, is becoming more common in Europe’s workplaces. Two new Foresight discussion papers review the benefits and potential risks of using such digital developments on health and safety at the workplace. The first article, on the use of Big Data for inspection efficiency, deals with the targeting of occupational safety and health (OSH) inspections.


© EU-OSHA Photo Competition 2009 / Georgy Velichkov

Accounting for the vast majority of businesses in Europe, micro and small enterprises (MSEs) employ around half the workforce. Yet, their workers are particularly vulnerable when it comes to workplace accidents and work-related ill health.

By raising awareness and providing practical resources, EU-OSHA, with the help of its partners, has supported hundreds of thousands of MSEs and many other beneficiaries, and continues to look for innovative ways of reaching out to its key target audiences.


This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work draws attention to the future of work and its impact on occupational safety and health.

Celebrated annually on 28 April, the Day steers a global campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work.

The International Workers’ Memorial Day is observed on the same date. ‘Taking control – removing dangerous substances from the workplace’ is this year’s theme of the campaign led by the Global union confederation ITUC.


Napo steps in to help promote the International Social Security Association’s (ISSA’s) ‘7 golden rules — for zero accidents and healthy work’. The rules are part of the Vision Zero global campaign which EU-OSHA supports.

Napo and colleagues feature in a short video promoting each of the seven rules in a light-hearted way. The rules start right at the top with leadership commitment and work down to improving workers’ qualifications and investing in people.