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Agency for Safety
and Health at Work
Agency for Safetyand Health at Work
Location
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Seat
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Bilbao, Spain
Signed
Established 1996
Director Jukka Takala
Website osha.europa.eu
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The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) was set up in 1996 in Bilbao, Spain. Its mission is "to make Europe's workplaces safer, healthier and more productive. This is done by bringing together and sharing knowledge and information, to promote a culture of riskprevention".

The Agency has a staff of occupational safety and health (OSH), communication and administrative specialists. At the national level, it is represented through a network of focal points, which are usually the lead OSH bodies in the individual Member States.

The European Risk observatory was set up in 2005 as an integral part of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. Demographic changes and developments in the organisation of work and production methods are generating new types of risks to workers’ safety and health. The Risk Observatory aims to identify new and emerging risks and to promote early preventive action. It describes trends and underlying factors and anticipates changes in the working environment and their likely consequences to health and safety.

EU-OSHA also publishes the periodic magazine OSHA, which deals with occupational health and safety topics.

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