OSH news

From 26 to 29 October 2021 EU-OSHA participates in the A+A International Congress and Trade Fair on safety, security and health at work in Düsseldorf. At the congress, EU-OSHA representatives inform about occupational safety and health (OSH) incentives to...

Introducing occupational safety and health (OSH) issues to young people helps prepare them for working life and can ensure that the message of safe and healthy workplaces is ingrained at an early age. On 29 October, the Greek focal point hosts an online...

The Institute for Work and Health (IWH) is looking for a President to provide overall leadership and support to staff, ensuring that their research focus on issues of concern within the field of occupational health and is applied in ways that positively impact...

Today, 18 October 2021, EU-OSHA welcomed Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, to a working meeting in Bilbao. EU-OSHA Interim Executive Director, William Cockburn, and the management team informed...

The Greening Network Meeting is an annual event organised by the EU agencies on greening related issues. This year, as part of our continuous commitment to raising awareness about the environment, EU-OSHA had the pleasure of hosting the 15th Greening Network...

The European Commission launched the EU Health Award 2021 based on two different topics this year: cancer prevention among children and young people and the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This award, funded through the EU4Health Programme 2021...

Every year, there are more than 3 million accidents at work, of which 4.000 are fatal, and 120.000 workers die every year of work-related illnesses. It´s time for an EU ‘vision zero’ on fatal occupational accidents. On 12th October, the members of the European...

Workers in hairdressing and beauty salons are not always as comfortable and cared for as their customers, with many suffering from wrist, neck and shoulder complaints, and dermatitis through the use of hazardous substances. To address this, our partner in...

In 2020, telework exploded to an estimate of almost 40% of people employed in the European Union who started teleworking full-time as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Home-based teleworking has potential advantages such as gain in time or less stress by not...

Eurofound´s new study shows that teleworkers are twice as likely to exceed the 48-hour working time limit, take insufficient rest, and work in their free time, with negative consequences on their physical and mental health. With the exponential growth in...