Occupational safety and health: Adjusting for COVID-19

02-05-2022 - 10:21 EMPL
Construction workers wear protective face masks to prevent the spread of Covid 19 Construction workers wear protective face masks to prevent the spread of Covid 19
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Since being declared a pandemic in March 2020, COVID-19 has dramatically changed the working conditions and occupational risks faced many European workers. The study, requested by the EMPL committee, provides an overview of the types of occupational risks (direct and indirect) faced by EU workers during the COVID-19 crisis. It analyses the policy and legal measures taken in ten Member States and assesses whether EU OSH legislation is fit to cope with similar future pandemics.