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In April 2018, the European Agency for Safety & Health at Work (EU-OSHA) launched the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances 2018-19 campaign, which is aimed at educating EU workers about dangers related to the exposure and management of certain chemicals at work.


EDC News: European Union Addressing Health & Safety at Work

According to European Agency for Safety & Health at Work (EU-OSHA), 98% of deaths in the EU result from work related illnesses. Furthermore, EU spends approximately 476 billion euros per year on work related accidents and illnesses, of which 119.5 billion is spent on work related cancer; work related cancer constitutes to 53% of work related deaths in the EU. This has galvanised the EU to become more focused in developing measures for enhancing working conditions and diminishing work place accidents and diseases:


The combination of these health and safety measures will educate workers, produce higher quality standards and increase productivity within the EU.

For more information

  • The communication on improving quality and productivity at work: Community strategy 2007-2012 on health and safety at work (COM 2007/0062 final) contributed to European Parliament Resolution 2015/2107(INI), 25 November 2015, on the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020
  • Official EU institution publications:


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