According to recent data from Eurostat (2016) every year more than 3 million EU-28 workers are involved in serious accidents at work, which force them to take at least four days of workplace absence. The European Agency for Safety and Health at work (EU-OSHA) reports that 15% of EU workers have to handle dangerous substances as part of their job, and another 15% report breathing in smoke, fumes, powder or dust at work. Occupational cancer is the biggest killer at work in Europe and other high-income economies (WHO Classification). In addition to the immensurable human costs, these occurrences cause significant loss for the European economy as a whole. The EU-OSHA recently estimated the cost of work-related accidents as EUR 476 billion per year, of the EU GDP.
This timely symposium will provide an invaluable opportunity to examine the latest developments in the EU legislative framework in the area of occupational safety and health. It will allow delegates to examine and assess projects, find out about new tools and learn from best practice. The symposium will offer a platform to discuss and develop effective cross-border strategies to minimise occupational accidents, supporting the exchange of ideas and encouraging delegates to engage in thought-provoking topical debate.
15 Mar 2018 @ 10:00 am
15 Mar 2018 @ 04:30 pm
Duration: 6 hours, 30 minutes
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
Boulevard Avenue 17