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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.


Did you know that EU-OSHA is amongst the 15 associate members of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), the world's largest support network for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)?

EEN manages a database of business opportunities helping SMEs innovate and grow internationally. As an associate member, EU-OSHA contributes to the improvement of occupational safety and health in SMEs’ workplaces.


EU-OSHA analysed workplace practices for safety and health at work, and reviewed the latest literature on rehabilitation and return-to-work strategies, as part of a European Parliament pilot project on the safety and health of older workers.

These reports identify what measures are being taken, and what measures give positive and sustainable results. They also identify barriers to the successful implementation of such measures, and the support needed to overcome these barriers.