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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.


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.


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.


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.


This publication describes the development of new methods to assess the number of workers exposed to dangerous substances in the EU and the extent of that exposure. The study aimed to identify the substances and sectors that pose the greatest risks to workers, examining the trends over time.

The purpose was not only to arrive at an overview of the use of dangerous substances but also to create a methodology that could be used again to monitor future trends and developments.