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26/02/2019

According to the 2018 Stakeholders’ Satisfaction Survey results, EU-OSHA maintains a high level of work performance, with satisfaction levels even higher than those in 2016. 89% of stakeholders say that EU-OSHA addresses the right priorities in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) and 87% report that EU-OSHA adds value to the work by national OSH organisations. The respondents include mainly workplace intermediaries and policy makers, inside and outside the EU, with 86% coming from EU Member States.

20/02/2019

EU-OSHA welcomes its new founding regulation, coming into force on 20 February 2019.

In its 25th anniversary year, the new regulation recognises EU-OSHA’s key role in making Europe a safer and healthier place to work since its foundation in 1994. This new regulation takes account of the rapidly changing world of work and is a clear endorsement of EU-OSHA’s continuing relevance in the future. It is aligned with the regulations of other EU agencies under DG Employment and introduces few substantial changes.

07/02/2019

EU-OSHA presents an interactive infographic created to support the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign.

The infographic allows users to discover facts and figures on the risks that dangerous substances pose to workers and the benefits of managing those risks. It’s user-friendly and covers key messages, such as the dangers of carcinogens in the workplace and the risks posed to specific groups of workers.

04/02/2019

Cancer is a major cause of work-related deaths in Europe. We need reliable and comparable data on workplace exposure to cancer risk factors in Europe to protect workers and fight work-related cancer.

EU-OSHA is therefore pleased to announce on World Cancer Day that its tripartite Governing Board has given the green light to start work in 2020 on a computer-assisted telephone survey to estimate workers’ exposure to cancer risk factors.

25/01/2019

Each article describes a different system, its main characteristics, reporting methods, mechanisms to detect new work-related diseases and risks and to raise alerts at various levels, associated costs and how the data collected are used to inform policy and prevention strategies. Interviews with stakeholders of these systems shed light on drivers for and barriers to system implementation, and how each system’s approach could be transferred to other countries.

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