Highlights

To understand how recent policy initiatives are shaping the occupational safety and health of digital platform workers, read our policy brief . It examines a range of solutions introduced by countries in the European Union and beyond, and initiatives like the Fairwork project . With over 28 million people in the EU working through digital platforms, efforts like Spain’s Riders’...

Technologies such as robots that aid in the lifting and moving of patients and AI-based systems that assist clinicians in diagnosis can cut physical and psychosocial occupational safety and health (OSH) risks. They help reduce physical fatigue and workload, as well as lowering stress. However, the technologies may also have some potential negative OSH implications such as the...

A series of publications on how buyer and supplier relations in the construction and agri-food sectors can improve occupational safety and health (OSH) presents fresh case studies and recommendations to policy makers and practitioners. The report and policy briefs provide insights on the differences and similarities of both sectors. The main report presents the findings from EU...

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals highlight the strong and weak points of prevention services across different European countries in a new discussion paper. The paper provides an expert perspective to the current debate about the role of internal and external prevention services in ensuring compliance with OSH regulations. It also suggests improvements to...

Overall, stakeholders have expressed significant satisfaction with EU-OSHA's work, with 87% reporting being satisfied or very satisfied. Their appreciation extends to the contributions EU-OSHA is making to occupational safety and health (OSH): increased awareness about OSH risks, increased awareness of solutions to OSH risks and improved OSH in the workplace, with 85% to 91%...

Employing advanced robotics and artificial intelligence to automate tasks is becoming increasingly common in EU workplaces. It allows workers to delegate mundane and risky activities for enhanced safety and skill development, but it poses challenges like overreliance, loss of autonomy and the need for proper training. Automation of tasks is the new priority area of the ‘Safe...

In light of the European Week Against Cancer , taking place from May 25 to May 31, EU-OSHA is publishing complementary research materials that contribute to the fight against occupational cancer.

The fast-changing world of work poses many challenges in regard to compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) regulations. Improving it is a longstanding objective at European and national levels. EU-OSHA has analysed the status of national strategies and actions taken to support OSH compliance in five different countries and has just released its first series of...

The EU-wide ESENER survey (European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks), carried out by EU-OSHA, looks at how European workplaces manage occupational safety and health (OSH) risks in practice. With the involvement of thousands of businesses and organisations across Europe, ESENER covers psychosocial risks, digitalisation, and drivers and barriers to OSH management...

Developments towards sustainability — such as the promotion of a circular economy or sustainable contracting — can directly impact occupational safety and health (OSH). To ensure safe and healthy working conditions during Europe’s green transition by 2040, it’s essential to integrate OSH considerations well into sustainability initiatives for all relevant policy areas. Discover...