Social dialogue as a tool to promote health and safety at work

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Tuairim ó CESE: Social dialogue as a tool to promote health and safety at work

This exploratory opinion, requested by the French Presidency of the EU, has the following objectives:

  • Indicate how quality social dialogue could strengthen the prevention of accidents at work and occupational diseases;
  • Identify the specific actions that need to be taken to ensure effective implementation of Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) measures;
  • Describe the conditions for the concrete involvement of the social partners in OSH measures
  • Provide tools to support those involved in social dialogue in order to improve the management of health issues at work in regions and businesses;
  • Provide measures to strengthen social dialogue in OSH policies accordingly.

The opinion will help facilitating the implementation of the Commission’s new strategic framework and EU OSH legislation.