Highlights

Organisations from diverse sectors and operating at pan-European level have signed up to the 2023-25 Healthy Workplaces Campaign as official campaign partners . These companies and associations, from the public and private domain, play a crucial role in driving the succe ss of the campaign through awareness-raising activities, cooperation and innovation. They join EU-OSHA’s...

This survey is an opportunity for stakeholders and users of the Agency’s work to give feedback on our organisation and its activities. Your feedback will help us steer our efforts and improve the relevance and usefulness of our work. With a new corporate strategy in the pipeline, the results from the survey will also serve as an input for its preparation. The survey is carried...

Addressing work-related mental health has become a more pressing need after the pandemic. EU-OSHA’s latest report offers an in-depth analysis of European surveys focusing on mental health in the workplace, encompassing periods before, during, and after the pandemic. It includes data from the 2022 OSH Pulse survey , involving more than 27,000 workers across all EU Member States...

Embark on a journey into the world of workplace robotics with our cartoon hero Napo! Uncover emerging technologies and explore the dangers that might lurk in the automation of tasks. Join us as Napo guides us in production line safety, works with collaborative robots, and discovers the power of exoskeletons. Automation of physical and cognitive tasks and smart digital systems...

The OSH Barometer data visualisation tool has been updated with new indicators, offering up-to-date information on occupational safety and health (OSH) across Europe. Notably, the latest Forecasts section offers quantitative projections of future trends in employment — based on Cedefop’s Skills forecast . What’s more, estimates are now available on the work-related burden of...

On World Cancer Day , commemorated annually on 4 February, EU-OSHA is committed to participating in the battle against cancer, which stands as the primary cause of work-related fatalities in the EU. EU-OSHA’s recent Workers’ exposure survey revealed that UV radiation and diesel engine emissions are the most frequent cancer risk exposures in Europe’s workplaces. The survey...

Digital platform work is a growing employment model in several sectors of the economy, where paid labour is organised through or on an online platform. It provides an accessible entry to the job market, especially for some vulnerable groups , and it offers flexibility. Yet, it brings risks and challenges for occupational safety and health (OSH), including intensive work...

A new Napo film turns the spotlight on the risk of fire and explosion in the workplace, and the measures which can be taken to reduce the risks. For a fire to start or an explosion to occur, three elements are required: a flammable substance (fuel), air (oxygen), and a source of ignition (heat). And a fundamental issue in managing the risk is the need for a robust risk...

Did you notice? Our Online interactive Risk Assessment website has undergone a digital makeover, and it is not just about a modern redesign. With 350 000+ risk assessments carried out and 341 OiRA tools in use by end November, we are upgrading the OiRA website to pave the way for better safety and health risk management in the workplace. Our aim is to improve it as a user...

The evolving labour market has become a source of stress, anxiety and other mental health issues for many people. Workers with a low socioeconomic status (LSES) are particularly susceptible to experiencing psychosocial risks in the workplace, a situation that has been exacerbated by COVID-19 and the developments introduced by digitalisation . In a new report, EU-OSHA analyses...