13.07.2005

EU strengthens its transatlantic cooperation on work safety

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and the USA's National
Institute for Occupational Safety pool their online resources in a joint
website expected to facilitate knowledge transfer between researchers and
practitioners on both continents.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), USA and the
Bilbao-based European Agency for Safety and Health at Work have launched a new
joint OSH website.


 
The site follows the structure and presentation of the Agency's website network
and represents a significant contribution to the creation of a global portal to
workplace safety and health information. As well as linking directly to EU
information, the site is a rich source of OSH information in the United
States. 


 
The common website will provide the Occupational Safety and Health community
with improved access and sharing of the vast pool of European and American OSH
expertise and research. 'In today's global economy such cooperation and
partnership is not only a need, it is a must', said Dr Max Lum, Director of the
Office of Health Communication, NIOSH.


 
The Director of the European Agency, Hans-Horst Konkolewsky, added: 'The
Agency' online network already includes health and safety organisations from
Australia, Canada, USA and Japan. With such a significant new partner as NIOSH,
the expanded network will be a leading international hub for safety and health
information.'

Further Information


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