On 23rd January 2017, the European Commission is holding a conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights which will be an important milestone in wrapping up the public consultation launched in March of last year and defining the future direction of the Pillar.
What are the safety and health challenges for EU’s ageing workforce? How can we tackle them through policies, programmes and strategies?
To find out, check out the results of EU-OSHA’s project on safer and healthier work at any age.
The European Commission is taking action to promote occupational safety and health in the EU.
Building on past efforts, the Commission's new initiative aims to better protect workers against work-related cancer, to help businesses, in particular SME's and micro-enterprises, in their efforts to comply with the existing legislative framework, and to put a bigger focus on results and less on paperwork.
Interested in information resources on occupational safety and health? Our collection of publications ranges from in-depth research reports to topical e-facts, designed for use in the workplace. All are free to download. You can search the library by language, topic or keyword and find a great amount of multilingual publications related to OSH main sectors and themes.
Planning for our 2018-19 campaign is already under way. It will focus on dangerous substances in the workplace, a topic of ongoing concern.
The objectives of the campaign are to raise awareness of dangerous substances (including carcinogens), to promote risk assessment and sharing of good practices, to target particularly vulnerable groups of workers and to showcase the legislative framework that protects workers in the EU.
As the first year of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2016–17 ends, we would like to thank all our campaign partners and stakeholders for their tremendous support. Their commitment is what makes our campaigns so successful.
We wish you all happy holidays and look forward to another year of working together to ensure that we all age safely and healthily!
European workers are ageing and efficient age management in the workplace is key to ensure safe and healthy conditions throughout the working life.
As part of the current Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, a handy infographic is now published. It illustrates the landscape of the European ageing workforce and displays the main elements of successful age management. The infographic brings up the need of balancing personal resources and work-related factors, as well as adjusting the work environment to the changing capacities of workers.
What do roofers, metalworkers, parquet workers, cooks and electricians in Slovenia have in common? They may now all take advantage of OiRA, the free Online Interactive Risk Assessment which has been successfully tailored for each of these business sectors in Slovenia.
In 2016, 11 new OiRA tools were developed in the country bringing the total number of Slovenian tools to 17.