The ever-changing world of work brings new risks for workers’ safety and health, and we need to communicate and share good practices between companies and Member States reaching out to businesses, hubs and local factories. In a video message to EU-OSHA, the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, acknowledges the Agency’s contribution in empowering companies with online risk assessment tools, and helping the European Commission to anticipate new and emerging risks.


Croatia is promoting ‘a strong Europe in a world of challenges’ during its Presidency of the Council of the EU, beginning on 1 January 2020.

The Croatian Presidency is committed to strengthening the European Pillar of Social Rights and the benefits it brings to Europe’s citizens in terms of fair working conditions and health care, as well as maximising the opportunities offered by digitalisation for sustainable growth.

Find out more about the Council presidency


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What are countries across Europe and beyond doing to tackle work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)? Our 25 new case studies look at various national policy initiatives aimed at MSD prevention and management. They outline what each initiative has achieved, the success factors and challenges, and the potential for transferability to other sectors or countries.


As we get ready to ring in 2020, it’s a moment for reflection: at EU-OSHA, we are looking back on a 25th year filled with awareness raising and research activities – the results of our continuous efforts to help improve working conditions in Europe.

Thanks to our engaged network of national focal points, social partners, campaign partners and other stakeholders, our message promoting a culture of risk prevention has been widely multiplied in 2019.


The incredible potential of digital technologies is transforming the workplace, but what does this mean for workers’ safety and health? Our new brochure provides an overview of our ongoing work on digitalisation — including a recent foresight project — and its impact on occupational safety and health (OSH).

The brochure highlights how we might minimise the potential negative OSH outcomes of digitalisation. What’s more, it shows how we can use digital technologies to improve workplace prevention.


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Following a successful campaign closing summit, EU-OSHA thanks all partners for taking part in the 2018 -19 Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign. It's thanks to their hard work that the campaign has been so effective.

Preparations are already well under way for the next campaign. The 2020-22 campaign — Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load — tackles musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), a persistent problem affecting millions of workers across Europe.


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The 2-day event held in Bilbao brought policy-makers, social partners, EU-OSHA’s focal points, official campaign partners, media partners and other stakeholders together to celebrate the end of the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign.

The Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards were handed over in a very emotional ceremony and delegates exchanged good practice, reflected on the lessons learned and pledged their commitment to tackling future challenges together.