EU-OSHA 2015 Report

EU-OSHA 2015 Report

EU-OSHA’s Annual Report 2015
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published its annual report for 2015. Here are some of the key findings from the report.
ESENER-2 Results
Results from one of EU-OSHA’s flagship projects, the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER) revealed that the most widespread risks in European workplaces are:

  • Psychosocial risks (e.g. 58% of workplaces in the EU report that difficult customers are a risk factor);
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (up to 56% report tiring or painful working positions).

OiRA Project Evaluation
An evaluation of EU-OSHA’s Online interactive Risk Assessment tool’s performance in 2015 showed that:

  • 86 OiRA tools had been developed by end of 2015;
  • A futher 30 tools were under development at this time;
  • A new user interface OiRA 2.0 had been launched;
  • The OiRA project was awarded a Best Practice Certificate by the European Public Sector Award scheme.

Key Performance Indicator
Overview of EU-OSHA’s performance in 2015 in relation to its targets:

  • 92% of stakeholders claim to have used information used by EU-OSHA

o   48% for information exchange
o   39% for policy-making of implementing measures at enterprise level
o   38% for further dissemination
o   37% for further research
Napo Website
EU-OSHA’s new corporate and revamped Napo website was launched in 2015 with a fresh look and feel, and are now both mobile friendly.
Director of EU-OSHA, Christa Sedlatschek, highlighted how change was an underlying theme of 2015: ‘More and more, work is being relocated outside traditional workplaces, workplaces are becoming increasingly competitive, and technologies are developing rapidly. And demographic change is seeing Europe’s workforce ageing. It is therefore important that we are adaptable to these changes and work together to achieve the best outcomes possible. In this vein, in 2015, EU-OSHA published expert review articles on three new and emerging risks and their impact on occupational safety and health (OSH): crowdsourcing,performance-enhancing drugs and robotics.’
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