Highlights

The voices of young people need to be heard. The first step is to make youth a priority. Starting with the European Year of Youth 2022 – a milestone in building a future that’s greener, more inclusive and digital, the importance of youth is amplified on International Youth Day (12 August). Adding its own perspective to youth issues, EU-OSHA has taken a life course approach to...

The use of artificial intelligence-based worker management (AIWM) systems can help design healthy and safe jobs and workplaces, but it may also bring about risks to workers such as intensification of work, loss of job control and dehumanisation. A new report outlines the risks and opportunities of AIWM systems for occupational safety and health. The report includes statistical...

Digitalisation has been clearly identified an emerging occupational safety and health (OSH) issue by the 2019 European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER). But despite the increasing use of robots, laptops, smartphones or wearable devices, less than one in four workplaces (24 %) are having discussions about the potential impact of such technologies on the...

The results show that 86% of respondents are satisfied with EU-OSHA’s work and they also find it relevant, useful and adding value. 88% of stakeholders replying have a positive assessment of EU-OSHA's contributions to increased awareness about OSH risks and relevant solutions. EU-OSHA´s work is used for policy-making at the EU and at the national level and for awareness raising...

Each month, a multilingual compilation of online news about occupational safety and health (OSH) reaches thousands of subscribers across Europe through OSHmail, our e-newsletter. A warm thank you to all our subscribers for their trust, continuing interest in OSH and motivation to work together with us to promote safer and healthier workplaces in Europe. If you haven’t had the...

Amid the pandemic EU-OSHA ‒ in collaboration with its stakeholders – strived to implement its ambitious work programme for 2021 and meet its targets for improving occupational safety and health (OSH) across Europe. EU-OSHA received broad acknowledgement from its Management Board for its contribution to address the impact of COVID-19 on OSH. The board also gave credit to EU-OSHA...

EU-OSHA’s recent good practice exchange event addressed current occupational safety and health (OSH) challenges by bringing together its dedicated group of official campaign partners. For two days in Brussels, business practitioners, social partners and other OSH professionals debated the best ways to tackle musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and mental health issues, especially...

A selection of articles show how pupils and staff benefit from holistic, integrated, collaborative measures to promote good musculoskeletal health. Schools and Students on the Move – A Finnish initiative relies on a bottom-up, active school culture, while Musculoskeletal Disorders in Children and Young People stresses early, whole-community interventions. Application of special...

The cost of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) to staff and businesses across the EU is high. The key to reducing MSDs is the workers themselves. A new info sheet gives practical advice on how to involve workers actively in MSD prevention. They can identify hazards and possible risks, develop responses to ensure a safer and healthier workplace and put those into...

More and more businesses are introducing worker management systems based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to increase their efficiency and productivity or to identify occupational safety and health risks. This includes systems to monitor workers’ performance and engagement or systems for automatic scheduling and task allocation. A new report outlines the characteristics of these...