Foresight study on the circular economy and its impacts on OSH: process and key findings


EU policies and initiatives are focusing on more environmentally sustainable practices. In addition to mitigating climate change effects, these developments will also influence jobs as well as occupational safety and health (OSH). EU-OSHA has been assessing the impact of the circular economy (CE) and its potential consequences for occupational safety and health (OSH) up to the year 2040.

This policy brief presents an overview of the process and key findings of phase 1 and phase 2 of EU-OSHA’s foresight study on the future impact of the CE, highlighting its potential opportunities and risks for OSH.

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