The Health and Safety Department of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) aims at promoting high standards of health and safety at the workplace throughout Europe. It succeeds the former European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety (TUTB), founded in 1989 by the European Trade Union Confederation.
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The Health and Safety Department monitors the framing, national incorporation and implementation of European legislation in the field of occupational health and safety.
It has set up an Observatory on the application of the European directives to carry out comparative research into the impact of Community legislation on prevention systems in EU countries, and work out common trade union responses.
The Health and Safety Department provides resources of expertise to trade union members of the Advisory Committee on Safety, Hygiene and Health Protection at Work, which meets in Luxembourg, and the Bilbao-based European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.
It conducts research into such fields as risk assessment, prevention systems, musculo-skeletal disorders, gender dimension and health at work, ergonomics, mental workload and occupational stress.
It runs networks of experts on technical standardisation (ergonomics, safety of machinery) and hazardous substances (classification, risk assessment, setting occupational exposure limits). The Health and Safety Department is an associate member of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).
The Health and Safety Department works in co-operation with the two other departments of the ETUI involved in industrial relations and education.
The ETUI is financially supported by the European Community. The European Community is not responsible for any use made of the information contained on this site.