About the European Agency

The European Agency’s mission is to make Europe's workplaces safer, healthier and more productive.

The European Agency does this by bringing together European workplaces to share knowledge and information in order to promote a culture of risk prevention.  Located in Bilbao, Spain, they have a dedicated staff of occupational safety and health (OSH), communication and administrative specialists.  At the national level, they are represented through a network of focal points, which are usually the lead OSH bodies in the individual Member States.

The Agency is a tripartite organisation which means that they work with governments, employers and workers representatives.  They are a single reference point for OSH information and commission, collect and publish new scientific research and statistics on OSH risks.

The European Agency shares good practice and communicates information in a variety of ways to reach workers and workplaces. Their publicity campaigns include the European Week for Safety and Health at Work, which focuses on different themes.  They also provide information on their website at http://osha.europa.eu/en

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