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On 1 July 2015, the Presidency of the Council of the EU is transferred from Latvia to Luxembourg. The Presidency's responsibilities include chairing meetings of the Council of the EU — a major decision-making body.

Luxembourg’s Presidency is the final term of the current Presidency trio (Italy–Latvia–Luxembourg), the main objectives of which have been to overcome the economic crisis, boost growth, create new jobs, seize digital opportunities and protect fundamental rights.

Esener-2 survey

EU-OSHA launches the main findings of the second edition of its European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER) at the European Parliament in Brussels on 23 June 2015. With almost 50,000 business surveyed across Europe, ESENER 2 finds that risk factors linked to psychosocial and musculoskeletal disorders are the most widespread in Europe’s workplaces and that risk assessment is still considered the best way of tackling them.

Welcome to EU-OSHA website

We are proud to launch our newly redesigned corporate website with its fresh appearance and simple navigation.

Designed to help you better discover what we do, and what we can do for you, it is highly integrated with the EU-OSHA’s OSHwiki and fully adapted to mobile technologies.
We welcome you to explore the new EU-OSHA website.

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ICOH Congress Poster

The 31st edition of the International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH) is held from 31st May to 5th June at the COEX Convention Center of Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The Congress is focused this year on the main theme “Global Harmony for Occupational Health: Bridge the World” with the aim of enhancing global levels of occupational safety and health by narrowing the gap between developed and developing countries.

Christa Sedlatschek, Director of EU-OSHA, takes part at the event with two presentations:


Every 31st May, World No Tobacco Day highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and calls for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Smoking tobacco is known to be linked with respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, as well as a very significant increased risk of developing certain cancers. But second-hand smoke exposure or passive smoking is also a significant cause of disease, disability and mortality in the European Union.

EU-OSHA in social media

EU-OSHA maintains an active presence in social media using them as a knowledge sharing hub on occupational safety and health.

Social media channels add value to our efforts to make EU workplaces safer, healthier and more productive by helping us engage with a wider audience and convey straightforward messages.


2015 Europe Day 9th May marks the 65 anniversary of the 'Schuman declaration' and the historical start of European integration. The European Union is working for a stronger Europe in the world and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) contributes to making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work.