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27 March 2017

Occupational health & safety: a topic needing transnational action

A seminar for European Works Council (EWC) members took place on 1-3 March 2017 on the topic of occupational health & safety and how this can be used to develop joint action at the transnational level.

23 representatives from 16 different companies and 9 different nationalities came together in Bilbao to learn more about the European Framework Directive and how to perform a risk assessment, as well as to exchange ideas about an action plan for EWCs.

Richard Jeantet, consultant from Secafi, and Viktor Kempa, ETUI senior researcher, provided the highly appreciated expert assistance. The seminar also included a visit to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA), which was previously unknown to many participants. They considered it a real discovery and a great source of information which could help them a lot in future discussions on health and safety matters. Although some would have wished to go even deeper into the topic, the overall level of appreciation was very high.

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