European Commission: New initiative to improve health and safety of workers
The European Commission is taking action to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU.
Investment in occupational health and safety improves people’s lives by preventing accidents and work-related illness. Building on past efforts, the Commission’s new initiative from the beginning of 2017 aims
- to better protect workers against work-related cancer
- to help businesses, in particular SME’s and micro-enterprises, in their efforts to comply with the existing legislative framework
- to put a bigger focus on results and less on paperwork.
Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, said: „Today we present a clear action plan for sound occupational safety and health at the workplace in the 21st century with rules that are clear, up-to-date and effectively applied on the ground. We also deliver on our commitment to fight work-related cancer, by addressing exposure to seven more cancer-causing chemicals which will improve protection of some 4 million workers in Europe. We join forces with Member States and stakeholders to create a healthy and safe workplace for all.“
For more information see here.