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OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Health and safety of workers in green jobs


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The shift in the EU economy as a consequence of the green and digital transition is bringing changes in the labour market, creating new jobs, redefining others and highlighting the importance of existing jobs such as waste sorting. Broadly speaking, these jobs can be described as green jobs, those that contribute to a better environment, and can be found in a wide range of sectors covering a variety of professional activities and involving a diverse workforce.

While green jobs may offer many benefits, some of these jobs are confronted with poor working conditions and low job quality. One of the most significant challenges is the impact they can have on occupational safety and health (OSH).

Read more on how to promote safety and health in green jobs in this OSHwiki article.

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