New paper: Sustainable workplaces of the future – European Research Challenges for occupational safety and health
In line with the EU2020 Strategy for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth, one of the aims of the PEROSH research is to contribute to healthy, safe, innovative and sustainable workplaces, and in keeping people healthy and longer at work.
Identification of the research needs and expected outcomes is important to keep abreast of the emerging trends and risks in this field. As the result of a joint consultation process, the PEROSH partners identified seven research challenges for occupational safety and health (OSH) until 2020. The challenges were identified within a framework of future topic scanning, using general forecasting exercises, literature reviews and stakeholder discussions, which were organised by the individual institutes. The following seven main research challenges are considered to be essential for future research in OSH.