Highlights

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...

World OSH Day highlights the right to a safe and healthy work environment for all. In 2024, it focuses on the impacts of climate change on occupational safety and health (OSH) . EU-OSHA is committed to researching the consequences of climate change and adaptation policies on workers’ OSH and offering practical guidance to manage the occupational risks. A guide to managing heat...

It may seem like a privilege to work in a safe environment and spend quality time with your family . But in the EU, these are rights for all workers. From setting up a limit on weekly working hours at 48, to having enough time off in-between working days to rest and invest in your personal life, your wellbeing is a priority for the EU. This also applies to ensuring compliance...

Digitalisation is transforming the workplace, making AI-based Worker Management (AIWM) technologies a priority area for occupational safety and health (OSH ) . Our latest paper investigates the relationship between AI and evolving management dynamics at work, using patent data to analyse AI -based management technologies, their intended functions and integration across sectors...

On International Women’s Day 2024 , EU-OSHA has published a new discussion paper exploring the gender dimensions of telework and the key challenges faced by women. The paper highlights the impact of the shift towards telework and hybrid models, revealing how these changes disproportionately affect women’s wellbeing and integration in the labour market. It calls for gender...

Employing approximately 10% of the total workforce in many EU countries, the health and social care sector faces several occupational safety and health (OSH) challenges. Digitalisation and the introduction of platform work has transformed the sector by creating new OSH risks and opportunities in relation to the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of workers. Our latest paper...