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Feb 24, 2015

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First findings from our second Europe-wide survey of enterprises

Feb 12, 2015

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

Feb 04, 2015

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

Jan 27, 2015

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


In Focus

Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2014-2015

Psychosocial risks can occur in every workplace, and the quality of any workplace is significantly associated with the level of stress experienced by workers.

EP project for older workers

EU Parliament project on health and safety at work of older workers

Napo: Safety with a smile

Meet the ordinary worker who became a movie star.

Napo is the hero of an animated world of work whose silent movies speak to adult and young workers alike.

ESENER: European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks

Find out how managers and workers’ representatives across Europe are managing health and safety risks at their workplaces.

OiRA: Online interactive Risk Assessment project

Discover our cost-free web application that allows a growing network of partners to develop tailor-made risk assessment tools for micro and small enterprises.