Today the European Commission is taking action to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU.
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.
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 European Commission has launched today a call for expression of interest to appoint members to a new term of office of SCOEL, the Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limit Values.
The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 16 October in Luxembourg.
Issue 38 of the Social Agenda magazine features an interview with outgoing Employment and Social Affairs European Commissioner László Andor and focuses on the new EU strategic framework for health and safety at work.
The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 19 and 20 June in Luxembourg.
To better protect the more than 217 million workers in the EU from work-related accidents and diseases, the European Commission presented today a new Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020, which identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for health and safety at work, presents key actions and identifies instruments to address these.
European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, and ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, have agreed to step up cooperation in the area of health and safety at work as a means to enhance synergy and promote consistency in the way occupational safety and health challenges are addressed at global level, and so better address this key challenge across the world.
Stress is one of the most frequently reported work-related health problem in Europe and is believed to be the cause of the majority of all lost working days.