Highlights

Labour inspectorates through systems of sanctions and standardised measures are meant to support compliance with occupational safety and health requirements in the European Union. These systems involve on-site inspections by labour inspectors for monitoring and enforcing national laws as well as strategies related to preventing accidents and ill health in the workplace...

The implementation of digital monitoring systems for occupational safety and health (OSH) like apps, cameras and wearables can make workplaces safer. Whether the objective is proactive (prevention) or reactive (mitigation), their success often hinges on the accuracy of the information they collect and analyse. It’s just as important to equip employers and workers with the...

Imagine any enterprise empowered to assess safety and health risks in a quick and easy way: a newly released generic Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tool offers this opportunity for free. It can help any business, no matter what the activity sector, build a robust preventive action plan to maintain a safe and healthy working environment for its employees. The new risk...

It is easier than ever to navigate the OSH Barometer data visualisation tool for the state of occupational safety and health (OSH) in Europe. Major OSH indicators are now split up and grouped by “Accidents, diseases and wellbeing” and “Working conditions and prevention”. The new indicator on work-related diseases gives the latest international estimates of the impact of work on...

At the end of another busy and productive year, we extend our warmest thanks to the EU-OSHA family of national focal points, partners and friends for their hard work and remarkable dedication to our shared objective: improving occupational safety and health in Europe. We are looking forward to the next year to start campaigning together for safe and healthy work in the digital...

If you are looking for information on work-related vehicle safety, VeSafe has plenty of important tips to offer. It is an interactive, free and easy-to-use e-guide that covers safe driving, workplace transport and working on or near a road. A joint effort by EU-OSHA and the European Commission, the guide includes many examples of good practices, tagged by vehicle and by risk...

As the 2020-2022 Healthy Workplaces ‘Lighten the Load’ campaign draws to a close, EU-OSHA would like to thank its network of focal points and all other campaign partners across Europe for helping to make it such a success. Musculoskeletal disorders affect millions of workers, and together we have raised awareness of how they can be effectively prevented and managed. Plans are...

Powerful insights on the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) from top-level experts and decision-makers made EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Summit 2022 engaging and impactful. Held in Bilbao on 14 and 15 November and attracting more than 400 participants, the conference showed how much the ‘Lighten the Load’ campaign has helped to raise awareness about MSDs, which...

A high proportion of EU workers are potentially exposed to ‘process-generated carcinogens’, in particular exhaust fumes such as diesel engine emissions, silica dust, hardwood dust, and welding fumes. And many times they are unaware. In a new video clip, Napo and his colleagues illustrate typical occupations where exposure to these carcinogens is high. Working as builders...

‘We all want to feel safe…’ The Orange The World campaign kicks off again this year with 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Starting on 25 November - the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - the campaign aims at increasing awareness and sharing knowledge on various forms of violence against women. Female workers are exposed to...