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European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

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  • Role: Collect, analyse and disseminate information for those involved in safety and health at work
  • Executive Director: William Cockburn Salazar
  • Established in: 1994
  • Number of staff: 67
  • Location: Bilbao (Spain)
  • Website: EU-OSHA

EU-OSHA works to make European workplaces safer, healthier and more productive – for the benefit of businesses, employees and governments. The agency promotes a culture of risk prevention to improve working conditions in Europe.

What it does

Who benefits

Who we aim to support:

  • EU & national policy makers
  • Firms, especially micro-firms & small firms
  • Employees & their representatives
  • Employers
  • OSH professionals & researchers
  • Members of the public in the EU.

Who we work with:

  • Focal points & their networks
  • Social partners
  • National governments
  • European institutions, bodies & committees
  • EU Parliament - Employment Committee
  • EU Commission - DG EMPL, DG GROW
  • EASME – Enterprise Europe Network
  • The Council of the EU
  • Large enterprises & sectoral federations
  • Preventive services
  • OSH researchers
  • Labour inspectors
  • International & regional organisations.

Further information

Multiannual strategic programme for 2021 – 2027

Tools & publications

Press room

Monthly e-newsletter



European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
informationatosha [dot] europa [dot] eu
Postal address

12 Santiago de Compostela (Edificio Miribilla) 5th Floor
48003 Bilbao Vizcaya

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