Highlights

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals highlight the strong and weak points of prevention services across different European countries in a new discussion paper. The paper provides an expert perspective to the current debate about the role of internal and external prevention services in ensuring compliance with OSH regulations. It also suggests improvements to...

Overall, stakeholders have expressed significant satisfaction with EU-OSHA's work, with 87% reporting being satisfied or very satisfied. Their appreciation extends to the contributions EU-OSHA is making to occupational safety and health (OSH): increased awareness about OSH risks, increased awareness of solutions to OSH risks and improved OSH in the workplace, with 85% to 91%...

Employing advanced robotics and artificial intelligence to automate tasks is becoming increasingly common in EU workplaces. It allows workers to delegate mundane and risky activities for enhanced safety and skill development, but it poses challenges like overreliance, loss of autonomy and the need for proper training. Automation of tasks is the new priority area of the ‘Safe...

In light of the European Week Against Cancer , taking place from May 25 to May 31, EU-OSHA is publishing complementary research materials that contribute to the fight against occupational cancer.

The fast-changing world of work poses many challenges in regard to compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) regulations. Improving it is a longstanding objective at European and national levels. EU-OSHA has analysed the status of national strategies and actions taken to support OSH compliance in five different countries and has just released its first series of...

The EU-wide ESENER survey (European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks), carried out by EU-OSHA, looks at how European workplaces manage occupational safety and health (OSH) risks in practice. With the involvement of thousands of businesses and organisations across Europe, ESENER covers psychosocial risks, digitalisation, and drivers and barriers to OSH management...

Developments towards sustainability — such as the promotion of a circular economy or sustainable contracting — can directly impact occupational safety and health (OSH). To ensure safe and healthy working conditions during Europe’s green transition by 2040, it’s essential to integrate OSH considerations well into sustainability initiatives for all relevant policy areas. Discover...

Organised in collaboration with our national focal points, the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards commend all types of organisations across Europe showcasing innovative approaches that promote worker wellbeing. The good practice examples should actively prevent occupational safety and health risks related to the introduction of digital technologies at work. Following the...

Digital platform work encompasses a wide variety of jobs and workers facing very diverse occupational safety and health (OSH) challenges. To complement existing resources to raise awareness of this Healthy Workplaces Campaign priority area, EU-OSHA is sharing: An infographic that presents, at a glance, facts and figures, top sectors, opportunities, challenges and initiatives to...

EU-OSHA highlights the importance of keeping occupational safety and health (OSH) at the forefront by participating in the 34 th International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH) , held in Marrakesh. EU-OSHA analyses the state of OSH in Europe in a symposium and discusses the findings from the Worker's exposure survey on cancer risk factors , as well as hosting an...