On 6 June the European Commission adopted a new Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work for the period 2014-2020. It identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for occupational safety and health, presents key actions and identifies instruments to address these.
The Strategic Framework identifies three major health and safety at work challenges:
• to improve implementation of existing health and safety rules, in particular by enhancing the capacity of micro and small enterprises to put in place effective and efficient risk prevention strategies
• to improve the prevention of work-related diseases by tackling new and emerging risks without neglecting existing risks
• to take account of the ageing of the EU’s workforce.
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