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Good-quality data is needed to understand the costs of work-related illnesses and deaths, and the real benefits of  good occupational safety and health management.

EU-OSHA tackles this challenge with its two-stage overview project ‘Costs and benefits of occupational safety and health’, which aims to develop an economic costing model to establish reliable estimates of the costs.


The overwhelming majority (92.4%) of enterprises in the EU are classed as micro enterprises. Their importance to the European economy is enormous, accounting for 67.4% of all jobs in Europe.

On our updated website section dedicated to micro and small enterprises, you can find new information about the challenges these enterprises face in relation to occupational safety and health (OSH) management and learn more about OiRA, the EU-OSHA online interactive tool aimed to help micro and small organisations through the risk assessment process.


The Occupational Safety and Health Conference “A better preventive culture in a new labour market” takes place on 24 and 25 October 2016 in Bratislava, under the auspices of the Slovak EU Presidency.

The event focuses on strengthening awareness of occupational safety and health (OSH), training at work and the management of new risks posed by new technologies, new forms of employment and an ageing workforce.


This week from 24 to 28 October workplaces in Europe share a common goal: promoting sustainable working lives and safe and healthy working conditions for all ages.  Practical resources, such as a multilingual interactive e-guide and info sheets provide guidance and support to companies and organisations in their efforts.