EU-OSHA presents the main findings of the 2019 edition of its European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER), showing the main risk factors reported by European workplaces – musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risks.

Over 45,000 companies in 33 countries participated in the survey, answering questions on different areas of occupational safety and health (OSH), including the emerging issue of digitalisation.


Important: Get your workplace ready in case COVID-19 arrives in your community!

This guidance, available in the OSHwiki, is designed to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff in non-healthcare settings on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

It explains how to help prevent the spread of respiratory infections such as COVID-19 and what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in the workplace.

You will also find advice on travel and meetings as well as links to further information and resources.


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8th of March provides an opportunity that everyone must seize: observed annually around the globe, the Day is a powerful reminder to keep working hard on eliminating gender-based stereotypes while celebrating women's achievements, creativity and strength.

International Women’s Day creates an outstanding platform to raise awareness of the challenges affecting the lives of working women. This is also a top priority embedded in various research activities of EU-OSHA. 

What better occasion than now to help us make a positive difference for women at work?


EU-OSHA’s sister agency, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), is closely monitoring the spread of the corona virus and is regularly posting updates and resources on its website.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), as well as the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOSH) have also published practical information for workplaces.

Visit the ECDC’s website


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Our new case study shows how a multinational car manufacturer has adapted EU-OSHA’s freely available Online interactive Risk Assessment — OiRA — platform for its own needs. The result? A highly individualised, cost-efficient solution for company-wide occupational safety and health risk assessment.

The approach allows worker involvement and the implementation of the tool globally, and is transferable to any large company looking to improve and standardise risk management.


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On 12th of February EU-OSHA’s Executive Director, Dr Christa Sedlatschek, attends the International Conference Future of work. Challenges and opportunities for occupational health and safety. Dr Sedlatschek takes part in the panel discussion From research to action oriented policies. She will speak about emerging hazards related to chemical substances and how to tackle them and introduce EU-OSHA’s campaign on musculoskeletal disorders (2020 – 22).