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Apr 24, 2015
Outstanding examples of workplace stress management celebrated at Riga awards ceremony

On 27 April 2015, the eve of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards ceremony has been held at the Latvian Presidency Conference on Occupational Safety and Health in Riga. Eleven innovative and outstanding examples of psychosocial risks and stress management were awarded, from organisations of different sizes and sectors throughout Europe. The awards have helped demonstrate the success of the Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign at the workplace level.


Apr 23, 2015
Top European companies and organisations get credit for managing workplace stress

As part of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress Campaign, the Agency brought together, at a ceremony presided by EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen and EU-OSHA director Christa Sedlatschek, over 100 other official campaign partners who have been implementing measures to reduce psychosocial risks and stress in the workplace.

OiRA in the European Sectoral Social Dialogue

The success of the Online interactive Risk Assessment project (OiRA) is not only reflected in the number of national partners already involved (15). In addition, several EU sectoral social dialogue committees have taken advantage of the unique possibilities offered by OiRA.

EU-OSHA offers online database of OSH publications free of charge

Interested in information resources on occupational safety and health? Our collection of publications ranges from in-depth research reports to topical e-facts, designed for use in the workplace. All are free to download. You can search the library by language, topic or keyword and find a great amount of multilingual publications related to OSH main sectors and themes.

Visit our Publications section now


Apr 22, 2015
Apr 21, 2015
Paris - Expert workshop on e-tools - Summary

The Expert workshop on e-tools organised in October 2014 in Paris was a one day event coodinated by EU-OSHA to discuss about “e-tools” and their implementation in the field of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH).

The evolution of computer technology and Web use practices explains the development of more and more online interactive tools (“e-tools”) and the occupational health and safety sector is no stranger to this trend/evolution. Many OSH actors have already shown interest in the possibilities offered by new technologies and have over the last years developed such e-tools. These tools are mainly developed with the aim to facilitate compliance with legislation or foster a health and safety culture.

The Summary of this workshop is available now

You can also read and share the presentation via Slideshare

Apr 20, 2015
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Benchmarking and exchange of good practices in OSH – summary now available

A conference summary is now available for the ‘Benchmarking and exchange of good practices in OSH’ event, an opportunity for companies to compare knowledge in health and safety practices. The four workshops that were held include: learning from accidents, OSH leadership, safety and health culture, and OSH performance indicators.

OSHwiki article in the spotlight – Towards an occupational safety and health culture

This month’s OSHwiki article in the spotlight looks at the issue of organisational culture, which plays a vital role in occupational safety and health (OSH). As the article explains, organisational culture refers to the shared values, norms, opinions, and taboos within an organisation that influence the working processes, perceptions, and understandings of OSH risks and how they are dealt with.

Investing in the development of a corporate culture that highly values health and safety is therefore not just a matter of importance for organisations. It’s also a priority for the European Union and other international organisations, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) which has devoted the 2015 World Day for Safety and Health to this theme under the call for action “Join in building a culture of prevention on OSH”.


NL - TNO Summary “Overview of Dutch working conditions 2014”

The research organisation TNO brings out “Overview of Dutch working conditions 2014”. The summary, about the findings presented in the Arbobalans 2014, is organised around the following themes: description of the Dutch working population, key figures on the quality of the work, sickness absence, accidents at work and occupational diseases, psychosocial working conditions, preventive policy and sustainable employability.

Read the summary in English now 

6th Resilience Engineering Symposium – Lisbon 22th - 25th June 2015

Resilience Engineering Association (REA) organises the 6th edition of the Symposium on Resilience Engineering. The event will take place in Lisbon from 22th to 25th June to exchange knowledge about Managing resilience and learning to be adaptable and proactive in an unpredictable world.

Prior to the Symposium, a special day will be organized for young talents (master and PhD students) working in the area of resilience engineering. On this day, students will have the opportunity to present their work to experienced faculty.

Find out more about the Symposium

NL - Statistics on Occupational Diseases 2014

'Statistics on Occupational Diseases 2014' is a report compiled by the Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases (NCvB) and commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW). The report aims to provide an overview of the incidence of occupational diseases and their distribution within the sectors and occupations in the Netherlands in 2013. In addition to statistical data, the report also includes a description of the scientific and social developments relating to the various categories of occupational diseases.


Find out more

Apr 17, 2015
First findings from our second Europe-wide survey of enterprises

A selection of the main findings from ESENER-2, the second edition of EU-OSHA’s flagship European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks, is now available.
Almost 50,000 businesses across Europe were surveyed on aspects of occupational safety and health (OSH), focusing on psychosocial risks and OSH management.
Respondents answered questions on the major risk factors in their enterprises and reported on how and why they manage them, as well as identifying barriers to prevention.

Download the first findings from ESENER-2 (in English)

World Cancer Day: EU-OSHA report investigates identification and prevention of work-related cancer

The report evaluates current assessment methods and highlights gaps in our present knowledge of occupational cancer risk factors and work-related cancer. It also provides recommendations on how we can fill these gaps to help us move closer to preventive measures.
World Cancer Day 2015 (4 February) is focused on raising awareness of detection, treatment and care. This report is a step towards improving both awareness and knowledge of occupational cancer.


‘Psychosocial risks in Europe: Prevalence and strategies for prevention’ – Summary available in 25 languages

This executive summary is based on a joint report on psychosocial risks at work from EU-OSHA and Eurofound, targeting policy-makers and advisers, OSH professionals, and employers’ and workers’ representatives.
The report gives a broad overview on psychosocial risks at European workplaces and gives examples on the way forward at political as well as company level —all illustrated with real-life examples and case studies.

Read the summary (available in 25 languages)
Read the full report (in English)
Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress

EU-OSHA’s corporate video and brochure – now available in 25 languages

Making Europe а safer, healthier and more productive place to work: EU-OSHA’s priority areas for 2014 - 2020 are explained in its corporate video and brochure.

The six key areas are: anticipating change and new and emerging risks, facts and figures, developing tools for good OSH management, raising awareness, networking knowledge, and networking at both strategic and operational level.

View our new corporate video
EU-OSHA Corporate Brochure 2014: Making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work