Press Release: Annual Report 2018: a year of collaboration, commitment and campaigning

The 2018 Annual report outlines how EU-OSHA pursued its goal of achieving safer and healthier workplaces in Europe.

Significant milestones include the launch of the 2018‑19 Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign, and the publications of the project on safety and health in micro and small enterprises and the foresight project on new and emerging risk posed by digitalisation. The findings from these projects will inform policy-making and inspire a future Healthy Workplaces Campaign.

UPDATED – Press Release: New forms of work – Council conclusions

Update: the text of the Council conclusions is now available.

The Council today adopted conclusions on the changing world of work and the emergence of new forms of work. The conclusions focus on occupational health and safety in relation to digitalisation, robotisation, use of artificial intelligence and the development of the digital platform economy.

UPDATED – Agenda: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (13 – 14 June 2019)

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Press Release: EU reinforces rules on marketing and use of explosive precursors

The EU is placing tighter controls on substances which can be used to produce home-made explosives. The Council today adopted a regulation imposing stricter rules regarding the marketing and use of explosive precursors throughout the EU, with a view to limiting their availability to the general public and ensuring the appropriate reporting of suspicious transactions throughout the supply chain.

Press Release: Celebrating the Framework Directive on Safety and Health at Work

The 25th anniversary of EU-OSHA coincides with another important European milestone on occupational safety and health (OSH): 30 years ago, on 12 June, the OSH Framework Directive 89/391/EEC was adopted by the European Council. This legal act is of fundamental importance for all working people as it lays down the general principles for the prevention and protection of workers against occupational accidents and diseases.

UPDATED – Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on market surveillance and compliance of products and amending Council Directive 2004/42/EC, Regulations (EC) No 765/2008 and (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council

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Protection of Workers from the Risks Related to Exposure to Carcinogens or Mutagens At Work

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Conferences in the field of labour and social affairs organised during the mandate of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the marketing and use of explosives precursors, amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 98/2013

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The changing world of work: reflections on new forms of work and implications for the safety and health of workers

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Comitology Meeting: Committee for the technical adaptation of legislation on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work (14 June 2019)

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Agenda: Group of Experts on Pyrotechnic Articles (main group) (17 June 2019)

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Press Release: Workers’ health should not be jeopardised in order to make buildings energy efficient

EESC calls for better protection of workers in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

The creation of healthy and energy efficient homes and work places, as foreseen in the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), should be achieved by creating synergies with the removal of harmful substances during energy renovation, says the EESC in its opinion on Working with Asbestos in Energy Renovation, which it adopted at its May plenary.

UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: INSC Committee (22 May 2019)

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Event: Summary of the costs and benefits of investments in occupational safety and health (OSH) (Brussels, 17 June 2019)

The EESC will hold a public hearing on “The costs and benefits of investments in occupational safety and health (OSH)”, which will take place on 17 June 2019. The answers to these questions will feed into an exploratory opinion requested by the forthcoming Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (29 May 2019)

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Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the marketing and use of explosives precursors, amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 98/2013 on the marketing and use of explosives precursors

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Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on market surveillance and compliance of products and amending Council Directive 2004/42/EC, Regulations (EC) No 765/2008 and (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council

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I/A Item Note: Applicable systems to assess and verify constancy of performance of balustrade kits and railing kits intended to be used in construction works solely to prevent falls and not submitted to vertical loads from the structure

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