Prevention of work-related diseases: EU-OSHA launches new website section
According to recent estimates, work-related diseases account for about 200,000 deaths each year in Europe. Work-related ill-health and injury is costing the European Union €476 billion every year which could be saved with the right occupational safety and health (OSH) strategies, policies and practices. Raising awareness of these diseases, including work-related cancers, is a priority for EU-OSHA.
EU-OSHA’s research aims to provide an evidence base for policy and help share good practices on prevention and rehabilitation. Recent EU-OSHA research has focused on alert and sentinel systems in OSH, work-related diseases from biological agents, and the rehabilitation and return to work of workers after a cancer treatment.