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Work-related stress – EU-OSHA campaign calls on employers and workers to tackle it together - Apr 07, 2014

Today in Brussels the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) launched a two year Europe-wide campaign: ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress’. The prevalence of work-related stress in Europe is startling. EU-OSHA’s latest pan-European opinion poll revealed that 51 % of workers find work-related stress to be common in their workplace and 4 in 10 workers think that stress is not handled well in their organisation. However, together employers and workers can successfully manage and prevent work-related stress and psychosocial risks; the Healthy Workplaces Campaign aims to help companies do just that. 

European Good Practice Awards – call for nominations open to organisations successfully tackling workplace stress - Apr 15, 2014

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has launched the 12th edition of the European Good Practice Awards in occupational safety and health. The awards, part of the Campaign ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress’, welcome applications from European companies or organisations which are implementing measures to successfully manage stress and psychosocial risks in their workplaces. The winners will be recognised at an awards ceremony in spring 2015.

Inauguration of new premises and signature of Seat Agreement mark historic day for EU-OSHA - Mar 31, 2014

Inauguration of new premises

Speaking at the inauguration of the brand new premises in the Miribilla area of Bilbao, the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor announced that the European Commission would shortly publish its much-awaited EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work. 

Identification of occupational safety and health research priorities will help Europe reach its 2020 goals - Mar 24, 2014

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has identified key priority areas for occupational safety and health (OSH) research that will help Europe reach its 2020 goals. Priorities have been set around four major themes: (1) demographic change; (2) globalisation and the changing world of work; (3) safe new technologies; and (4) new or increasing occupational exposure to chemical and biological agents.

C(us)todians secures fifth edition of Healthy Workplaces Film Award in Leipzig - Nov 07, 2013

Aly Muritiba's C(us)todians was announced the winner of the 2013 Healthy Workplaces Film Award at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig). This is the fifth time the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) awards a film prize for the best work-related documentary.

World’s largest occupational safety and health campaign closes following a record level of involvement - Nov 11, 2013

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) brings its campaign on ‘Working together for risk prevention’ to a close at a major conference in Bilbao on 11 and 12 November 2013.

Working together during the 2013 European Week for Safety and Health at Work - Oct 21, 2013

The European Week for Safety and Health at Work is the biggest awareness-raising event of its kind, dedicated to improving the safety and health of Europe’s workplaces. The Week takes place from 21 to 25 October and is coordinated by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and implemented by its partners in the EU’s 28 Member States and beyond.

The European Social Model, a Key Driver for Competitiveness - Sep 25, 2013
Four EU agencies, Cedefop, EU-OSHA, ETF and Eurofound contribute to a strengthened European Social Model.
How can successful prevention strategies at EU level take account of different factors at national level? - Sep 19, 2013

The EU has a clear role to play in workplace health and safety, stresses a report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). The report helps also to explain why the European Framework Directive 89/391/EEC, which aims to provide a common level of protection to workers in all Member States, is put into practice in different ways across the EU.

Health and safety at the crossroads: EU-OSHA’s annual report 2012 - Jun 18, 2013

Against a background of continuing economic uncertainty, in its 2012 annual report the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) shows how it has continued to work hard to promote the importance of good occupational safety and health, for businesses of all sizes.

Responding to the needs of culturally diverse workforces is essential for improving organisational success - May 27, 2013

Addressing cultural diversity in the workplace can greatly impact on occupational safety and health, finds a new report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).

New poll reveals job insecurity or job reorganisation is thought to be the most common cause of work-related stress - May 09, 2013
  • Half of workers across Europe think work-related stress is common, and four in ten think it is not handled well at their workplace.
  • Job insecurity or job reorganisation is thought to be the most common cause of work-related stress across Europe.
  • There is low awareness of programmes or policies to make it easier for workers to continue working up to or beyond the retirement age, though the majority support their introduction.

These are the main findings of the 3rd edition of the pan-European opinion poll conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). 

Ten European companies recognised for their innovative contributions to risk prevention in the workplace - Apr 29, 2013

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) organised the 11th edition of the Good Practice Awards in which several hundred companies of all sizes from 29 countries in the EU and beyond competed. This year EU-OSHA rewarded the best examples of cooperation between managers and employees in risk prevention.