July 2010 posts
The United States' Occupational Safety and Health Administration (US-OSHA) made a high-level visit to the Agency in July 2010 in advance of the EU-US conference in Boston later in the year. US-OSHA, part of the United States Department of Labor, was created in 1970 to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
EU-OSHA is a tripartite organisation, and as such recognises the importance of social dialogue at European, national, and workplace levels. In July 2010, the Hungarian ICT Social Dialogue Committee visited the Agency in a trip coordinated by the Hungarian workers' representative on the Governing Board of EU-OSHA, Károly György.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has a significant role in the building of links to improve worker safety not only in Europe but also around the world. While the main focus of Agency activities is with the Member States, contacts with non-European organisations is important for the sharing of knowledge and solutions in occupational safety and health.