Red GENET de Estudios de Género

The Future of Occupational Safety and Health in Europe

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. Occupational cancer is the biggest killer at work in Europe and other high-income economies (WHO Classification). In addition to the immensurable human costs, these occurrences cause significant loss for the European economy as a whole. The EU-OSHA recently estimated the cost of work-related accidents as EUR 476 billion per year, 3.3% of the EU GDP.

The Future of Occupational Safety and Health in Europe: 
Strengthening Social Europe through Healthier Workplaces for Safer Workers

Date: Thursday 15th March 2018
Time: 10:00am — 4:30pm
Venue: Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre