European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

ETUI/ETUC activities

The EPSARE project

EPSARE is a project launched by the Health and Safety Department of ETUI with the support of the Swedish SALTSA programme. EPSARE is analysing the role and effectiveness of safety reps in improving work environment at workplace level.

The project’s central objectives are:


1. To describe and assess the effectiveness of safety reps intervention at the workplace level in selected countries.
2. To compare the characteristics (e.g., differences, similarities, advantages, disadvantages, etc.) of these interventions across countries.
3. To identify the preconditions for effective interventions and to elaborate methodological proposals for a better assessment of the safety reps intervention.
4. To build a network of trade unionists and social sciences researchers in that field.

National reports published in the framework of the EPSARE initiative: