Welcome to the 36th International Congress for Occupational Safety and Health – A+A 2019

The A+A Congress is a large national and international forum on occupational health and safety, workplace health promotion and ergonomics. It brings together the latest research findings with the practical experience of companies, social partners, associations and institutions. On behalf of the organisers Hubertus Heil, German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, cordially welcomes visitors to the A+A Congress 2019.

Global Health & Education: a UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN Network

A new world-wide initiative in school health and safety promotion was launched for the coming four years at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris: the Global Health & Education UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN Network. This initiative provides a framework for participating universities to share their interests with partner organisations and institutions —for example, ENETOSH— in creating a new culture linking health and education.

Burnout in the workplace: A review of data and policy responses in the EU

The report looks at the extent of burnout experienced by workers in the EU, based on national research. As a starting point, the report sets out to consider whether burnout is viewed as a medical or occupational disease. It then examines the work determinants associated with burnout and looks at the effects of burnout.

Strengthening Social Europe through Healthier Workplaces for Safer Workers

Event Details: 15th March 2018 Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm in Brussels According to recent data from Eurostat (2016) every year more than 3 million EU-28 workers are involved in serious accidents at work, which force them to take at least four days of workplace absence. The European Agency for Safety and Health at work (EU-OSHA) reports that 15% of EU workers have to handle dangerous substances as part of their job, and another 15% report breathing in smoke, fumes, powder or dust at work.

Open Round Table on the Future of Work

Open Round Table on the Future of Work A public Round Table on the Future of Work takes place on 5 February 2018 in the European Commission's Berlaymont building in Brussels. The event is organised [...]

World Day against Child Labour 2017

12 June - World Day Against Child Labour The World Day Against Child Labour this year focused on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour.

Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work

Violence against women and men in the world of work is an abuse of power that affects the most marginalised workers. Women are disproportionately affected where unequal power relations, low pay, non-standard working conditions and other workplace abuses expose them to violence in the world of work. This report draws on the work of Global Union Federations and 35 national case studies.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017 – Accurate data will help to save live

"Countries that have good data will be better placed to fulfil their commitment to implement and report on the global plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all under the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," says ILO Director-General on World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28th April 2017.

Flexible Work in the Digital Age

New technologies such as mobile devices and mobile internet are increasingly challenging the concepts of a fixed workplace and regular working hours. The objective of the conference is to discuss recent scientific contributions on the causes and consequences of this development. The conference takes an interdisciplinary approach and aims to bring together researchers from the fields of economics, management, occupational medicine, psychology, and sociology.

Transforming lives. Shaping societies

The World Social Security Forum took place in Panama City, Panama, from 14 to 18 November 2016. The Forum is the largest and most important international event for social security and involved more than 1,000 participants, including ministers, administrators, CEOs and senior managers from ISSA member organizations in all world regions.

Alliance 8.7 against forced labour

The mission of Alliance 8.7 is to assist all UN member States to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.


The First VISION ZERO Europe Conference on 7 - 9 September 2016 is a new approach to strengthen Safety & Health at Work in Mining, Quarries, Aggregates & Cement Industries.

Letterbox-type Companies in the European Union –

The use of letterbox-type companies by employers to circumvent and avoid labour law, Collective Labour Agreements (CLAs), social security contributions and corporate taxes is currently undermining the European Social Model and public finances.

World Social Security Forum

The World Social Security Forum "Transforming lives. Shaping societies" starts 14 – 18 November 2016 in Panama City, Panama.

Vision Zero Fund in Myanmar

Global prevention fund aims to strengthen occupational safety and health in producing countries such as Myanmar.