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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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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.

30/10/2017

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

Þann 30. mars 2017 fengu þrjár stofnanir - Evrópska vinnuverndarstofnunin (EU-OSHA), Hugverkastofa Evrópusambandsins (EUIPO)  og Þýðingamiðstöðin fyrir stofnanir Evrópusambandsins (CdT) -  verðlaun umboðsmanns Evrópusambandsins fyrir góða stjórnsýsluhætti í flokknum Árangur í þjónustu við þegna/viðskiptavini fyrir nýstárlegt samvinnuverkefni sem miðar að því að auðvelda þýðingastjórnun fjölmála vefsíðna.

26/04/2016

"Strong Laws - Strong enforcement - Strong Unions"

02/02/2016

On 1-2 December 2015, EU-OSHA had the pleasure of organising a seminar in Bilbao with representatives from the five countries in the Eastern Partnership with which we have collaborated over the course of our European Neighbourhood Policy Project - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. All of these countries have actively participated in the work of the Agency within the framework of the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy.

21/01/2016

In partnership with the International Labour Organisation, the Moroccan Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs and the Moroccan Institute of Working Life (INCVT), EU-OSHA organised a conference in Casablanca bringing together representatives from European and international OSH institutes and stakeholders in Morocco. The conference was organised as part of EU-OSHA’s collaboration with Morocco under its European Neighbourhood Policy project, supported by the European Commission.

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