EU-OSHA Workshop: Protecting Workers in the Online Platform Economy

Work intermediated by digital platforms is identified in the recent EU-OSHA ‘Foresight on new and emerging occupational safety and health risks associated with information and communications technologies and work locations’ as one of rapidly growing importance and as one posing major challenges for workers’ protection.

A follow-up study was carried out to get an overview of regulatory and policy development in the EU linked to online platform economy and its expected impact on OSH. The study was conducted by Professor Dr. Garben, a professor of EU law at the Legal Studies Department of the College of Europe. The resulting report on Regulating the occupational safety and health impact of the online platform economy was published on 5 November 2017 on EU-OSHA’s website.

As a follow-up to the report EU-OSHA organizes a workshop to present the findings of the study, including some of the more important initiatives developed in this area across Europe, and to discuss the OSH risks that may result from online platform work and the challenges that the online economy presents for current regulatory approaches on OSH. The workshop presents an opportunity to exchange views and learn from other’s experiences.

Should you have any questions related to the event, please  don’t hesitate to contact the Project Manager Katalin Sas, sas@osha.europa.eu

 

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