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Dangerous substances: EU Agency for Safety and Health at Work launches Europe-wide awareness-raising campaign 24/04/2018

Dangerous substances: EU Agency for Safety and Health at Work launches Europe-wide awareness-raising campaign

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has launched its 2018-19 EU-wide campaign, Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances.

Commission takes action to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals 05/04/2018

Commission takes action to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals

The Commission proposes to limit workers' exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited since the beginning of this mandate. Estimates show that today's proposal would improve working conditions for over 1,000,000 EU workers and prevent over 22,000 cases of work-related illness.

An employer and his employee in a coffee shop shaking hands in agreement 20/12/2017

Commission proposes to improve transparency and predictability of working conditions

As part of the follow-up to the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new Directive for more transparent and predictable working conditions across the EU.

15/12/2017

Peer review meeting on the use of web-based tools for OSH risk assessment on 2-3 October

The Peer review meeting on risk assessment was organised under the Mutual Learning programme, and was hosted by the Irish Health and Safety Authority.

Two men sitting on a wooden scaffold in front of a building
10/01/2017

Commission launches new initiative to improve health and safety of workers

Today the European Commission is taking action to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU.

Commission proposes to protect workers better from cancer-causing chemicals
13/05/2016

Commission proposes to protect workers better from cancer-causing chemicals

Cancer is the first cause of work-related deaths in the EU, accounting for 53% of the total. The number of deaths attributed to occupational cancer in the EU is reported to be around 102,000 per year.

Law enforcement: a forgotten determinant of labour law impact 24/02/2016

Law enforcement: a forgotten determinant of labour law impact

Labour law is the body of rules which regulate the relationships between workers, employers, trade unions, employers' associations and the state. Its aims are manifold, ranging from ensuring workplace protection against accidents and disability to protecting workers and society from the costs and risks associated with dismissals. Labour law can regulate employment contracts, minimum wages, working time, and non-discrimination, amongst other things.

Bangladeshi woman at a sewing machine 12/10/2015

EU support for safer workplaces and fair production in producing countries

Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced EU support for the G7's 'Vision Zero Fund' today.

The EU and Korean flag in one rectangle 21/09/2015

South Korea to improve labour rights under EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement

A comprehensive joint statement on labour rights was adopted during an EU-Korea meeting on 9 and 10 September about trade and sustainable development under the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Working Time Directive survey: the clock is ticking to have your say! 13/03/2015

Working Time Directive survey: the clock is ticking to have your say!

Given the high rate of participation in the last days to the public consultation on the review of the Working Time Directive, we have decided to postpone its closure to 18 March 2015. We therefore invite you to have your say!


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