EU-OSHA Blog

The aim of this blog is to bring you news about developments in occupational safety and health across the EU and beyond, and also about EU-OSHA initiatives and activities to fulfill our mission.

We are one of the smallest EU agencies and cannot promise to reply to every comment, but we will read them and bear them in mind to shape our future work. The blog content is available only in English.

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26/04/2019

Inspired by the ILO centenary anniversary, the world day for safety and health at work on 28 April 2019 looks to the future or work and its impact on occupational safety and health. In particular, the ILO has identified four areas: Technology, demographics, sustainable development, and work organisation.

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26/04/2019

Global union confederation ITUC announced the theme for International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April 2019 as ‘taking control – removing dangerous substances from the workplace’. The union-led campaign emphasises a ‘Zero Cancer’ approach, urging worker safety representatives to seek to eliminate or minimise exposure to carcinogens in the workplace.

27/04/2018

We can only estimate the cost of failing to protect workers, latest figures showing that work-related accidents and illnesses take the lives of over 200 000 people and cost the EU at least EUR 476 billion every year - 3.3 % of European GDP. The cost of work-related cancers alone amounts to EUR 119.5 billion.

27/04/2018
 
Every year on 28 April, we mark an important awareness date: the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The 2018 SafeDay puts the spotlight on the young generations. It gives rise to a global campaign to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour. The ILO estimates that 85 million children under 18 years old are doing work which poses a physical, psychosocial or moral danger to them.
08/03/2018

When it comes to the occupational safety and health (OSH) of women in the workplace, trends identified by EU-OSHA show risks and their implications for OSH management, as well as good practices to overcome them. These, which might have a stronger impact on older female employees in particular, will be influential in guiding policy and future research.

28/04/2017

April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The theme this year is “optimise the collection and use of occupational safety and health (OSH) data”[1].

Reliable, high quality data is essential at both the workplace and policy levels to ensure that the correct decisions are made to ensure the ongoing protection of workers.

28/04/2017

Health and life at work is a basic human right. “Everyone has the right to life to work… to just and favourable conditions of work… Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of himself and of his family”[1].

31/03/2017

 Maaliskuun 30. päivänä 2017 kolme virastoa – Euroopan työterveys- ja työturvallisuusvirasto (EU-OSHA), Euroopan unionin teollisoikeuksien virasto (EUIPO)  ja Euroopan unionin elinten käännöskeskus (CdT)  – sai  Euroopan oikeusasiamiehen hyvän hallintotavan palkinnon  kansalaisille ja asiakkaille suunnattujen palveluiden kategoriassa   yhteistyössä kehitetystä innovatiivisesta hankkeesta, joka helpottaa monikielisten verkkosivustojen hallintaa.

26/04/2016

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