EU-OSHA celebrates 25 years with live streaming panel event

Today, audiences will be invited to tune in to a unique panel event held by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) for its 25th anniversary in Bilbao.

Live streaming of the event, which celebrates EU-OSHA’s 25 years of working together for a safe and healthy Europe, begins at 15:30 and can be accessed via this link: 25years.osha.europa.eu/web-streaming

EU-OSHA welcomes its network of partners, dignitaries and staff past and present to the event, held in the city that the Agency is proud to call home. EU-OSHA pays tribute to all its collaborators and their commitment over the past 25 years, with speeches and panel discussions.

Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, commented: “25 years ago we established EU-OSHA to make sure that everyone, and most importantly workers and employers, are aware of health and safety legislation and of good practices to implement it.”

Two panel discussions will reflect on the successes achieved in occupational safety and health (OSH) in Europe over the past 25 years, as well as looking to the future.

Topics include digital technology, the challenges and opportunities presented by the EU’s enlargement and the the European Pillar of Social Rights.

There will also be an update on EU-OSHA’s campaigns such as the Healthy Workplaces Campaigns.

Former EU-OSHA Director Dr Jukka Takala, had a message of support for the agency’s continued good work: “Good occupational safety and health equals economic success. We need to get that message across to politicians, change attitudes and change long-term thinking.”

Live stream is available on Wednesday 5 June at 15.30.

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) contributes to making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work. The Agency researches, develops, and distributes reliable, balanced, and impartial safety and health information and organises pan-European awareness raising campaigns.

Safety Management is media partner for EU-OSHA's Healthy Workplaces Campaign, which for this year focuses on raising awareness of the risks of dangerous substances. Interview with EU-OSHA executive director, Christa Sedlatschek is in the June issue of the magazine here.