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Health and safety risks at the workplace: a joint analysis of three major surveys

Author: Irastorza, X. · Houtman, I.L.D. · Eekhout, I. · Venema, A. · Bakhuys Roozeboom, M.M.C. · Buuren, S. van
Type:report
Date:2017
Publisher: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Place: Bilbao
Identifier: 807956
doi: doi:10.2802/835406
ISBN: 978-92-9240-999-9
Keywords: Workplace · Occupational safety · Workplace · Health · Safety · Risks · Healthy for Life · Healthy Living · Life · WHC - Work, Health and Care · ELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences

Abstract

In order to better protect the more than 217 million workers in the European Union (EU) from work-related accidents and diseases, in 2014 the European Commission adopted the Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020 (1), which identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for health and safety at work. The Strategic Framework aims to ensure that the EU continues to play a leading role in the promotion of high standards for working conditions, to improve implementation of existing safety and health rules, in particular by enhancing the capacity of micro- and small enterprises to implement effective and efficient risk prevention strategies and to improve the prevention of work-related diseases by tackling new and emerging risks, without neglecting existing risks. This Framework proposes to address these challenges with a range of actions, including the improvement of statistical data collection to generate better evidence and to make more appropriate use of the data, as well as further improvements in monitoring tools.