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

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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.

Practical information

Composition of the study group & calendar

Administrator in charge:  Valeria Atzori / Assistant: Lina Melninkaitienė