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EU-OSHA in collaboration with ENETOSH (European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health) organised a seminar addressing the issue of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among young people and workers. The seminar was organised in the framework of an OSH overview project on MSDs and with a view to the upcoming Healthy Workplaces campaign ‘Lighten the Load’, to start in October 2020.


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On 5 June, EU-OSHA hosted a gathering to mark 25 years of working together with its partners for a safer, healthier and more productive Europe.

There was a truly special atmosphere as EU-OSHA’s network came together for speeches and discussions, looking back at EU-OSHA’s history and forward to its future.

We’d like to thank everyone who attended and made it such a special occasion.

Watch our highlight video about the event


From 1 July until 31 December 2019, Finland holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Working closely with Romania and Croatia, the other members of the current Presidency trio, it seeks to address a competitive and socially inclusive EU, promote action on climate change and protect the security of its citizens.

The Finnish Presidency supports the EU Roadmap on Carcinogens, and it plans to host a conference on preventing work-related cancer in November.


Agency staff with Daimler's health and safety representatives.

Though primarily intended for micro and small enterprises, multinational car manufacturer Daimler has developed and adapted a workplace risk assessment tool for company specific use on the basis of EU-OSHA’s OiRA. The OiRA platform was originally developed to provide EU-OSHA’s national partners (such as Ministries or Labour Inspectorates) with occupational safety and health risk assessment tools that are sector specific and tailored to national contexts.


The 2018 Annual report outlines how EU-OSHA pursued its goal of achieving safer and healthier workplaces in Europe. 

Significant milestones include the launch of the 2018‑19 Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign, and the publications of the project on safety and health in micro and small enterprises and the foresight project on new and emerging risk posed by digitalisation. The findings from these projects will inform policy-making and inspire a future Healthy Workplaces Campaign.


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EU-OSHA and its extensive network of partners come together in Bilbao on 5 June to celebrate working successfully together over the past 25 years for a safe and healthy Europe.

Speeches and two panel discussions give attendees the chance to reflect on EU-OSHA’s first 25 years — from its founding to the creation of pan-European partnerships — and on the future challenges for occupational safety and health in Europe.


EU-OSHA’s celebration of our 25th anniversary welcomes a new feature, a special quiz related to occupational safety and health (OSH). 12 questions take you through the Agency's flagship actions and deliver informative facts on work-related issues.  

If you have been following our news, the challenge should not be too difficult. Discover how much you know - take the quiz now!


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The use of big data, combined with machine learning technology, is becoming more common in Europe’s workplaces. Two new Foresight discussion papers review the benefits and potential risks of using such digital developments on health and safety at the workplace. The first article, on the use of Big Data for inspection efficiency, deals with the targeting of occupational safety and health (OSH) inspections.