A Delegation from the European Parliament Employment and Social Affairs Committee visits EU-OSHA

William Cockburn, Interim Executive Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, welcomed Estrella Durá FerrandisMarianne Vind, and Margarita De La Pisa Carrión, MEPs from the Employment and Social Affairs Committee, to the Agency's offices.

During the two-day visit, discussions about governance and priorities of EU-OSHA, about tackling occupational cancer as well as musculoskeletal disorders took place. EU-OSHA explained MEPs how COVID-19 changed Europe’s workplaces and what was the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work response.

Further discussions focused on workplace health and safety in the context of digitalisation and on Online interactive Risk Assessment project (OiRA).

Finally, MEPs talked about preparations of the Occupational Safety and Health Summit taking place in May 2023 in Stockholm during the Swedish EU Council Presidency and they met with EU-OSHA staff.

Doclisboa reveals films eligible for the Healthy Workplaces Film Award 2022

The 20th edition of Doclisboa has selected the eligible films for the Healthy Workplaces Film Award.

For this award provided annually by EU-OSHA, a selection of ten films featuring contemporary portraits of labour will be screened during the festival. The Healthy Workplaces Film Award is given to an authored creative and artistic documentary, fostering debate and discussion among European citizens on the importance of safety and health at work. 

In addition to the prize money, EU-OSHA also funds the subtitling of the winning films in multiple European languages and distribution among EU-OSHA’s national network across EU member states and other European countries.

Check the nominated films

Find out more about the festival

Call for applications for Research Project Manager (TA AD6) at Prevention and Research Unit

We are looking to establish a reserve list of successful candidates out of which one or more new Project Managers, with experience in specific OSH thematic areas and having a positive, flexible, constructive and enthusiastic attitude may be offered a three-year contract (renewable once for a period of five years and then again for an indefinite period).

The Prevention and Research Unit (PRU) is responsible for the Agency’s technical, scientific and economic information on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). The successful candidate(s) will work not only on ‘core’ OSH areas such as work-related illness and injury, epidemiology and workplace prevention of occupational risks, but also on implications for OSH of key trends in work, such as digitalisation, new forms of work, or of different regulatory approaches and national systems. They will define and oversee projects, carry out research and analysis, manage contracts and assist in the dissemination and promotion of outputs.

Find out the vacancy notice

Deadline for applications: 07/10/2022, at 13h00 noon Central European Time (CET).

EU-OSHA is looking for a Procurement Support Officer (CA FGIII)

We are looking for a new teammate having positive, flexible, constructive and enthusiastic attitude, able to work comfortably with and implement EU procurement rules and procedures for a three-year contract (renewable).

The Procurement Support Officer will be assigned to the Resource and Service Centre (RSC), the administrative Unit of the Agency providing HR, finance, procurement, document management, facility management and other administrative services for the functioning of the Agency. 

Find out the vacancy notice

Deadline for applications: 23/09/2022, at 13h00 noon Central European Time (CET).

EU-OSHA is looking for an Executive Director

The Executive Director is the legal representative of EU-OSHA and is responsible for the overall management of the Agency following the strategic direction set by the Management Board.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Proven management skills, both at the strategic and operational levels;
  • Excellent capacity to develop and implement a strategic vision, set objectives, and motivate and lead teams in a multicultural and multilingual environment;
  • Proven decision-making skills, including the capacity to make decisions in a complex political environment and in emergency situations;
  • Hands-on experience of budgetary, financial, and human resources management in a national, European, and/or international context;
  • Very good knowledge of European and national policies in occupational safety and health;
  • Ability to interact and negotiate at the highest level of management with the EU institutions and bodies as well as public authorities and social partners;
  • Very good understanding of the EU institutions and how they operate and interact, as well as of EU administrative and financial procedures, EU policies and international activities of relevance to the activities of EU-OSHA;
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and fluently to the stakeholders and the public in order to represent the Agency in international fora and to interact with stakeholders;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills;
  • Experience gained in a multicultural environment and the ability to adapt to evolving political priorities at the EU level would be assets.

These duties are fully described in the establishing Council Regulation (EC) No 2062/94 Article 11.

Find out the vacancy notice

Deadline for applications: 26/09/2022, at 12h00 noon Brussels time

Type of contract: Temporary agent (AD14)

The Swedish Ministry of Employment meets EU-OSHA

A Swedish delegation, headed by the State Secretary for Work Environment, Mr. Mattias Landgren, is visiting EU-OSHA's premises in Bilbao to share strategic approaches to improving workers' safety and health and identify areas of mutual interest.

Our Interim Executive Director, William Cockburn, is taking Mr. Landgren and his team on a tour around EU-OSHA's premises and introducing them to our different projects and campaigns, particularly the Healthy Workplaces Campaign for 2023/2025 - Safe and Healthy Work in the Digital Age.

The OSH Info System and OSH Barometer, the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER), and the Workers’ Exposure Survey on Cancer Risk Factors are also some of EU-OSHA’s flagship projects presented during the day.

All these activities align with the European Commission’s Vision Zero approach to eliminating work-related deaths, accidents, and diseases.

This visit is an excellent opportunity to look for possible synergies and collaboration ideas between the Swedish Ministry of Employment and EU-OSHA with a view to Sweden's EU Presidency in 2023.