Some groups of workers are more at risk than others when exposed to dangerous substances. This can happen because these workers are inexperienced, uninformed or physically more vulnerable. Other reasons include frequent change of jobs, or working in sectors where awareness is low, or because of greater or different physiological sensitivity.


On 12 and 13 November in Bilbao, EU-OSHA and its most active partners and supporters are celebrating the successful closing of the 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces Campaign Manage Dangerous Substances.

It is the last time during this campaign for leading European experts and decision makers to share experiences and highlight good practices in promoting the prevention of exposure to and the safe management of dangerous substances.


On 21 October, EU-OSHA, alongside its partners, sets the wheels in motion for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work to encourage participative and active safety management of dangerous substances.

A major milestone of the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign, the week inspires hundreds of events all over Europe, such as film screenings, social media events, conferences, exhibitions, competitions and training sessions.