Beating cancer: Better protection of workers against cancer-causing chemicals
Each year, about 120,000 work-related cancer cases occur as a result of exposure to carcinogens at work in the EU, leading to approximately 80,000 fatalities annually. To improve workers' protection against cancer, the Commission has proposed today to further limit their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.
Coronavirus: European Commission calls for action in protecting seasonal workers
The European Commission presented today guidelines to ensure the protection of seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. It provides guidance to national authorities, labour inspectorates, and social partners to guarantee the rights, health and safety of seasonal workers, and to ensure that seasonal workers are aware of their rights.
Coronavirus: biological agents directive updated to better protect the health and safety of workers
The Commission has published today an update to the biological agents directive to further improve the safety of workers in the EU.
Coronavirus: EU guidance for a safe return to the workplace
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has issued guidance on coming back to work.
Protecting workers against cancer-causing chemicals: third agreement between EU institutions
The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a provisional agreement on the Commission's third proposal to broaden the list of recognised cancer-causing chemicals in the workplace.
Progress on social initiatives of the Juncker Commission
The European Commission has taken concrete initiatives to put the 20 principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights into practice at European level.
Protecting workers against cancer-causing chemicals: Statement by Commissioner Thyssen following the agreement between the EU institutions
The European Parliament and the Council have come to an agreement on the Commission's second proposal to broaden the list of recognised cancer-causing chemicals in the workplace.
Peer Review meeting on the efficient transposition, implementation and enforcement of EU OSH legislation on 19-20 June 2018
The Peer Review meeting on the transposition, implementation and enforcement of EU occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation was hosted by the Danish Working Environment Authority and the Danish Ministry of Employment.
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
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.