It is easier than ever to navigate the OSH Barometer data visualisation tool for the state of occupational safety and health (OSH) in Europe. Major OSH indicators are now split up and grouped by “Accidents, diseases and wellbeing” and “Working conditions and prevention”. The new indicator on work-related diseases gives the latest international estimates of the impact of work on major groups of diseases for the EU-27. The revamped tool now also offers information on regulation and international organisations and programmes dealing with OSH.
Given the importance of the human health and social work sectors and the specific occupational safety and health (OSH) risks their workers face, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) carried out a follow-up sectoral study of the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER) in 2021.
With the aim of presenting the main findings of this study, EU-OSHA also organised a expert webinar on 4 May 2022, gathering more than 60 OSH specialists, European Commission representatives, and EU social partners. How is safety and health managed in the human health sector, which are the drivers and barriers, or worker participation as a key factor for efficient OSH management, were some of the topics addressed during the workshop.
Read the summary of the seminar
Find out the report and summary Human health and social work activities – evidence from the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER)
Digitalisation has been clearly identified an emerging occupational safety and health (OSH) issue by the 2019 European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER). But despite the increasing use of robots, laptops, smartphones or wearable devices, less than one in four workplaces (24 %) are having discussions about the potential impact of such technologies on the safety and health of workers.
Human health and social work activities are key for ensuring the health and wellbeing of citizens in Europe. However, workers in this sector are exposed to varied occupational safety and health (OSH) risks, of which COVID-19 and ergonomic, psychosocial factors and digitalisation rank high.