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Safe and healthy workplaces are key to ensuring good health in general and reducing health-care costs.

EU-OSHA’s workshop on ‘Work and health’ sheds light on how workplaces can help to relieve the unprecedented pressures on Europe’s health systems. The European Health Forum brings together health-related policy-makers and experts and is one of the most important health-related events of the year.


The Bulgarian Labour Inspectorate launched a project to raise employers and workers awareness about occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. The project called ‘Optimization and Innovation’ includes a door-to-door information campaign in enterprises, conducted by assistant labour inspectors, to promote workplace risk assessment via OiRA tools and other good OSH practices.


The 3rd Advisory Committee on Safety and Health (ASCH) Workshop on National OSH Strategies is taking place in Luxembourg from 21st to 22nd of September 2016.

ASCH is a tripartite body, aimed to streamline the consultation process in the field of safety and health at the workplace and support the European Commission in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of OSH related activities. During two days, this Committee of experts will be discussing the current situation of national OSH strategies, their methodology and evolution.

Legislation at EU-OSHA's Website

National safety and health legislation in Member States is governed by European legislation. This includes legally binding EU directives, non-binding EU guidelines to facilitate the implementation of directives and EU standards.

Find out more about European and national safety and health legislation.

OSHwiki connecting community

OSHwiki is an ideal way to share specialised knowledge and collaborate online within the occupational safety and health (OSH) community.

OSHwiki articles are written by accredited OSH professionals and academics, but anyone can access OSHwiki free of charge to read a large variety of informative articles. Moreover the platform supports all languages, and some articles have already been written and translated by the OSHwiki community into languages other than English.


If you are an international or pan-European organisation or company, EU-OSHA invites you to apply to become an official campaign partner of the 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign.

From the wealth of opportunities for networking and good practice exchange to increasing your visibility and gaining recognition for your commitment, there are a multitude of benefits of becoming an official campaign partner.


International Youth Day, held on 12 August 2016, highlights the challenges faced by young people throughout the world.

Young people, aged 18 to 24 years, are particularly vulnerable to hazards in the workplace with a 40% higher rate of non-fatal injuries than older workers in all sectors. EU-OSHA is committed to tackling this, and, as part of this commitment, the 2016-17 campaign promotes healthy workplaces for all ages.