The guide aims at helping employers to successfully manage occupational safety and health (OSH) in line with the EU Framework Directive 89/391/EEC and the other OSH Directives.
The guide contains 7 chapters. The first chapter explains that good health and safety is good for business. Investing in OSH leads not only to fewer accidents and work-related illnesses, but also to motivated workers and higher productivity. Chapter two summarises the legal obligations. Chapter 3 to 6 describes the key elements of OSH management: risk assessment, prevention, OSH training, and leadership. Chapter 7 focuses on three examples of risk management: work-related stress, musculoskeletal disorders, and diversity sensitive risk assessment.
The guide presents practical tips and links to online resources such as the Napo-films and the Oira (Online interactive risk assessment) tools.
- Published by: European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
- Publication date: 2017
- Number of pages: 28 pp.