The EU’s Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) 2019/126 establishing the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

Objective

As one of the EU’s decentralised agencies, EU-OSHA’s objective is to provide the EU institutions and bodies, EU countries, the social partners and others involved in the field of safety and health at work with:

It seeks to meet this objective by:

Tasks

While fully respecting EU countries’ own responsibilities, EU-OSHA:

Organisation

EU-OSHA, which is based in Bilbao, Spain, has a management board and an executive board, an executive director and a network.

Management board

Executive board

The executive board assists the management board by:

Executive director

The executive director is responsible for:

Network

EU-OSHA’s network comprises:

Work programmes

The draft programming document is submitted to the management board for its approval and then submitted to the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council before 31 January each year.

Budget

Estimates of all revenue and expenditure for EU-OSHA must be prepared each financial year and shown in EU-OSHA’s budget. The budget must be balanced in terms of revenue and expenditure.

Evaluation

By 21 February 2024, and every 5 years thereafter, the Commission must ensure that an evaluation is carried out to assess EU-OSHA’s performance in relation to its objectives, mandate and tasks.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 20 February 2019.

BACKGROUND

For more information, see:

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) 2019/126 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 January 2019 establishing the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 2062/94 (OJ L 30, 31.1.2019, pp. 58-73)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) 2019/127 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 January 2019 establishing the European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions (Eurofound), and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1365/75 (OJ L 30, 31.1.2019, pp. 74-89)

Regulation (EU) 2019/128 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 January 2019 establishing a European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 337/75 (OJ L 30, 31.1.2019, pp. 90-105)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1271/2013 of 30 September 2013 on the framework financial regulation for the bodies referred to in Article 208 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 328, 7.12.2013, pp. 42-68)

Council Decision of 22 July 2003 setting up an Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work (OJ C 218, 13.9.2003, pp. 1-4)

last update 27.03.2019