07/26/2017

EU-OSHA's annual report 2016: celebrating achievements, planning for the future

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has published the annual
report outlining its major activities in 2016.

The year 2016 was an important one for the European Agency for Safety and
Health at Work (EU-OSHA), spreading the messages arising from several flagship
projects. This includes the dissemination of the results of the second edition
of the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) and
the initial findings of the project on safety and health in micro and small
enterprises (MSEs).

The large project commissioned by the European Parliament, ‘Safer and healthier
work at any age - occupational safety and health in the context of an ageing
workforce' came to an end and informed the 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces for All
Ages Campaign. This enjoyed a very successful year and introduced a
user-friendly e-guide and a data visualisation tool.

To give just a few examples, last year, EU-OSHA published findings from the
latest edition of the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks
(ESENER-2) focusing on occupational safety and health (OSH) in general,
psychosocial risks in particular, workers' involvement in OSH management and
the main drivers and barriers to action.

The initial findings of the project on safety and health in micro and small
enterprises (SESAME) were also released.

Both projects provide much-needed data to policy-makers and researchers at
national and European levels.

In addition, EU-OSHA's many activities on safety and health in the context of
an ageing workforce, including developments in the 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces
Campaign, are also covered.

The annual report also looks to the future, with news on plans for the 2018-19
campaign on dangerous substances, among many other forthcoming activities.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work