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The Occupational Safety and Health Conference “A better preventive culture in a new labour market” takes place on 24 and 25 October 2016 in Bratislava, under the auspices of the Slovak EU Presidency.

The event will focus on strengthening awareness of occupational safety and health (OSH), training at work and the management of new risks posed by new technologies, new forms of employment and an ageing workforce.


This week from 24 to 28 October workplaces in Europe share a common goal: promoting sustainable working lives and safe and healthy working conditions for all ages.  Practical resources, such as a multilingual interactive e-guide and info sheets provide guidance and support to companies and organisations in their efforts.


The 1st International Conference on Occupational Safety and Quality of Life takes place on 12 and 13 October 2016 in Prague.

The event is organised by the Czech Occupational Safety Research Institute under the auspices of EU-OSHA and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic.

EU-OSHA Director Dr. Christa Sedlatschek opens the conference where the main focus is on facilitating longer and sustainable working lives. Conference topics include:


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 2016 European Week for Safety and Health at Work is set to be full of events and activities for you to take part in.

Taking place from 24 to 28 October, the Week is part of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign.

Just in time for this European Week, the E-guide on managing safety and health at work for an ageing workforce becomes tailored to over thirty European countries. It provides practical information on how age-related challenges can be addressed at work.


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 3rd Advisory Committee on Safety and Health (ASCH) Workshop on National OSH Strategies took 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 was 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.