This guide is the result of a project looking at the long-term prospects for making better and strategic decisions on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the European Union. The publication presents four potential scenarios (‘wellbeing’, ‘self-reliance’, ‘productivity’ and ‘protection’) for the future of OSH in the European Union.

The time horizon of the scenarios (up to 2040) focuses on the world in which the next generation will live and work, with the idea that inducing real changes requires a long-term perspective.

The scenarios presented in this publication aim at starting an open and constructive dialogue among the many stakeholders involved in workplace health and safety policies in the EU and its Member States.

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