Healthy Workplaces – Manage Dangerous Substances

This is the new campaign slogan for healthy workplaces being launched by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work in April 2018.

SW – 12/2017

The focus of the Healthy Workplaces 2018-2019 campaign, run by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), is on dangerous substances. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the risks posed by dangerous substances in the workplace and to promote a culture of risk avoidance in order to eliminate and effectively manage them. In addition to raising awareness of the importance of preventing risks posed by these substances, EU-OSHA also wants to promote risk assessments by providing information on useful tools and create opportunities to share good practices. It also wants to raise awareness of the risks associated with exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. The campaign will target groups of workers who have specific needs or are exposed to higher risk levels such as women, migrants, young people and workers, who have increased risk due to their industry or their job. 


The campaign is geared towards: EU-OSHA’s focal points and their networks; social partners (European and national); sectoral social dialogue committees; policy-makers (European and national); large companies; industry associations and SME associations; European institutions and their networks; European non-governmental organisations; OSH professionals and their associations; the OSH research community; labour inspectors and their associations; and the media. 


The two-year-long Healthy Workplaces Campaigns are run by EU-OSHA with the support of the EU institutions and the European social partners. They are coordinated at national level through the agency’s network of national focal points. Their aim is to raise awareness of the fact that safety and health at work are in the interests of both workers and employers, as well as to promote a culture of prevention. EU-OSHA provides practical guides and tools free of charge. Each campaign includes a competition for good practices and a film award for healthy workplaces. 


More information on the Healthy Workplace Campaign 2018-2019 is available here