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The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work monitors, collects and analyses scientific findings, statistical information and prevention measures. It also supports the exchange and sharing of information. If you are involved in workplace health and safety, you can use this section to find practical information, guidelines and case studies to help solve a variety of problems.

Good practice that has been implemented successfully in one workplace can be adapted and used elsewhere. However, before good practice information is applied, an assessment of the hazards and risks present in the workplace should be carried out, making reference to relevant national legislation.

While EU-OSHA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites to which it links, we aim to ensure that we only link to good practice information that is reliable and meets identified criteria for prevention. These include following: the 'prevention hierarchy' set out in EU legislation, which includes starting with prevention at source and prioritising collective measures over individual ones and; ensuring the participation of workers.

More detailed information on good practice collection, evaluation and dissemination can be found in our Good Practice Information provided by EU-OSHA.

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OiRA—the Online interactive Risk Assessment project—a practical solution to risk assessment

Risk assessment is an essential measure in the prevention of occupational accidents and illness and is a key process for any healthy workplace. OiRA provides a simple, free and effective solution to risk assessment. It is accessible online and can be tailored to meet the needs of your individual company’s requirements.

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Link icon Practical guidelines for the information and training of workers involved with asbestos removal or maintenance work
Jan 20, 2014 - Last modified: Jan 24, 2014

The guidelines presented in the document are based on the evaluation of the existing regulations in selected EU Member States and Turkey. The target groups are employees and employers of companies ...
Languages: English
See also: Construction | Dangerous Substances
Link icon Chemicals at work: a new labelling system
Jan 20, 2014 - Last modified: Jan 20, 2014

This guidance issued by the European Commission aims at helping employers, management representatives and workers with the new classification, labelling and packaging system in accordance to the ...
Languages: German, English, French
See also: Dangerous Substances
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May 28, 2013 - Last modified: May 28, 2013

Languages: German
Online interactive Risk Assessment tool (OiRA)

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