Article 255 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, implemented through Regulation 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001, grants a right of access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents to any Union citizen and to any natural or legal person residing, or having its registered office, in a Member State.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is committed to improving the transparency and in May 2004 adopted the Regulation 1049/2001 on public access to documents by a decision of the Administrative Board.
Access to documents is governed by the following rules and legislative provisions:
- Regulation No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (OJ L 145 of 31.05.2001)
- Council regulation (EC) No 1654/2003 of 18 June 2003 amending Regulation (EC) No 2062/94 establishing a European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OJ L 245 of 29.09.2003)
- Decision of the Administrative Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work of 4 March 2004 on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding public access to documents of the European Parliament, of the Council and of the Commission (OJ L 210 of 11.06.2004)
The register indicates which documents have already been released to the public. In that case, their content can be displayed and downloaded directly from the database.
To obtain documents that are not accessible from the register, you need to fill in and submit the request form.
Requests may also be submitted by sending a letter or email in any official language of the European Union to:
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
12 Santiago de Compostela 5th floor (Edificio Miribilla)
Email: docrequest [at] osha [dot] europa [dot] eu
Access to documents covered by the exceptions provided for in Articles 4 and 9 of Regulation 1049/2001 may be restricted.
Please note that any references contained in the register are not legally binding. Only legal acts published in the Official Journal are binding.