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The EU's Agency for Safety and Health at Work

 

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Regulation (EC) No 2062/94 - EU Agency for Safety and Health at Work

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

It establishes the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work to provide technical, scientific and economic information to the EU bodies, EU countries and interested parties in the field.

KEY POINTS

Role

The Agency’s role includes:

  • collecting and analysing technical, scientific and economic information on:
    • health and safety at work in the EU countries and passing it on to the EU bodies, other EU countries and interested parties
    • information on research into safety and health at work and disseminating the results of this research
  • providing technical, scientific and economic information on methods and tools for implementing preventive activities, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, and identifying good practices;
  • promoting and supporting cooperation and exchange of information and experience amongst EU countries, including information on training programmes;
  • coordinating an information network in cooperation with the EU countries, which includes national, EU (such as the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions) and international bodies and organisations which provide this type of information and services;
  • collect and make available information on safety and health matters from and to non-EU countries and international organisations including the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Structure

  • Steering and management structure comprised of a Governing Board, a Bureau and a Director.
  • The Governing Board is made up of:
    • 1 member representing the government of each EU country,
    • 1 member representing the employer organisations from each EU country,
    • 1 member representing the employee organisations from each EU country,
    • 3 members representing the European Commission
  • The Agency’s headquarters are in Bilbao, Spain.

Strategy

The Agency produces annual programming documents based on a 6-year corporate strategy. The 2014-20 strategy has 6 priority areas with an emphasis placed on networking and it is coherent with the EU’s 2014-20 Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Strategic Framework.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 9 September 1994.

BACKGROUND

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

MAIN DOCUMENT

Council Regulation (EC) No 2062/94 of 18 July 1994 establishing a European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OJ L 216, 20.8.1994, pp. 1–7)

Successive amendments and corrections to Regulation (EC) No 2062/94 have been incorporated into the basic text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on an EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020 (COM(2014) 332 final of 6.6.2014)

last update 05.12.2016

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